Gombe - The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN), Gombe state chapter, has paid the medical consultation fees for 1,000 persons at Madina Eye Specialist and Diagnosis Centre, Gombe.
The state Chairman of the Association Malam Ahmed Mohammed, told newsmen in Gombe on Sunday that N1 million was spent on the project.
He explained that the gesture was aimed at rendering humanitarian service to people.
"Although, this is the first time the association in Gombe rendered such assistance to the public.
"We observed that eye problem is one of the common problems which affect a lot of people.
"When we discovered that we have money in our coffers, our members unanimously agreed to at least offer this service to humanity," he said.
He commended the hospital for their services which he described as perfect and affordable.
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"Honestly they made it easier for us, brought an eye specialist centre to our door steps," he said.
Also speaking, Alhaji Auwalu Abare, Director of the hospital, commended the ICPAN for their service to humanity.
"This is the first of its kind for an association like this to render this kind service," he said.
He said the health sector is a critical area, noting that only God that will reward them.
"They paid for consultation fee for 1,000 persons; at least they have reduced some amount which the patients will spend.
"What is left now, is for the patients to buy the drugs prescribed for him," he said.
"If ICPAN paid for consultation, others should pay for surgery and drugs.
"Our eye centre was established 11 months ago, we rendered free service to 4,072 people across the state.
"Some of them were given glasses while others got drugs free of charge," he said.
He called on other organisations and spirited individuals to emulate ICPAN.