Dutsin-ma - No fewer than 10,000 people with eye problems would be given free medical treatment by Tulsi-chanrai Foundation of India in Katsina State.
Alhaji Ashiru Bashir, Coordinator of the exercise, made the disclosure on Monday in Dutsin-ma during the screening of people with sight problems.
Bashir said that the exercise would be carried out in collaboration with Katsina State government.
He said that 300 people from each of the 34 Local Government areas of the state would benefit from the treatment.
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The coordinator said that patients with minor eye problems would be treated at the scene of the screening, while those with complicated cases would be referred to Katsina Medical Centre for further treatment.
Earlier, a member representing Dutsin-ma at the Katsina House of Assembly, Alhaji Bashir Mamman promised to give assistance to patients from his constituency.
Mamman disclosed that he would be responsible for the payment of transportation and other necessary logistics for all patients from his constituency.
He called on the people with sight problems to register their names for the next batch of beneficiaries.
The foundation had offered similar assistance to people of the state in the past.