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Wike Emphasises Importance Of Optometrists

Posted: Mar 12, 2016 at 12:09 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Daniel Abia, Port Harcourt
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers State governor, has described Optometrists as critical professionals in the health care delivery system.
Wike said this when the leadership of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) Rivers State Branch paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo said Optometrists play significant role in the provision of health care services and enjoined them to maintain the drive.
He commended the association for embarking on free vision screening exercise for members of the public and appealed to them to reach out to those in the rural communities to reduce eye related diseases.
Wike said that the destructive nature of eye related issues in the rural communities, calls for serious attention to assist them check the menace of eye diseases.
“The eye is the window of life; therefore a lot of efforts are required in this area to save our future generation from eye problem,” he said.
He congratulated the association for winning the hosting right of its 40th National Annual General Meeting (AGM) and expressed readiness in supporting it, adding that the event would be an opportunity to showcase River’s hospitability and encourage investors to the peaceful environment in the State.
Earlier, Dr. Lucky Kina Chairman of the association said Optometrists were Primary Healthcare practitioners in eye and visual system that provide comprehensive eye care.
He said the visit was to felicitate with the Governor on the Supreme Court Victory and to intimate him on the hosting right for the Association’s 40th Annual General Meeting and Expo in Port Harcourt in July 2016.