allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Lion Club Donates Eye Equipment to Warri Central Hospital
Warri — THE International Association of Lions Clubs District 404, Nigeria, yesterday donated eye equipment, Pulsair Intellipuff Tonometer, for measuring eye pressure to the Warri Central Hospital, Delta State.
Multiple Council Chairperson, District 404 Nigeria, LN Samuel Ekpu, while handing over the equipment to the Chief Medical Director of Warri Central Hospital, Dr. Agholor Kingsley, said that Lion Club was only redeeming some of the pledges it made to the hospital in 2013.
Ekpu lamented that simple medical care services are gradually slipping out of the reach of the common man, saying that if nothing is done by the government and private individuals, Nigerians will continue to suffer greatly.
He said that though Nigeria is lagging behind in terms of medical services and facilities, there was need for Nigerians to make do with what they have presently.
He said the major changes facing the health sector is manpower and proper procedure in handling medical cases in the our hospitals, adding that the country has to manage the few eye facilities that we have in the country.
Ekpu said he was worried about the rate at which all sectors in Nigeria embark on strike at every slight opportunity to demand for perceived rights, stressing that with the rate at which strike actions are going on in the country, the country will collapse one day.
According to him, the above percentage cannot afford to go to private hospitals in the country, stressing that it was because of this the International Association of Lion Clubs got interested in equipping the nation’s eye hospitals and that was why the club has decided to build it’s own eye hospital in Abuja to cater for the poor people who cannot afford simple eye services.
Receiving the equipment, the Medical Director of Warri Central Hospital, Dr. Agholor while thanking Lion Club for donating the equipment to the hospital, said the equipment will go a long way in helping in diagnosing and treating eye problems, especially glaucoma and charged other private individuals and non governmental organizations to emulate the Lion club and work with government hospitals with a view to seeing how they can donate equipment to them.
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