Articles

World Glaucoma Week: Obaseki Assures On Responsive Policies To Tackle Ailment

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said that the state government will continue to advance responsive healthcare delivery policies that will help curb glaucoma and reduce the incidence of blindness in the state.

The governor said this in commemoration of the 2019 World Glaucoma Week held annually between March 10 to 16. It is championed by the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association.

According to the governor, “As the World marks the Glaucoma Week, I want to assure our people in Edo State that we are working round the clock to ensure that necessary policies to promote efficient healthcare delivery are put in place, including those that would help fight glaucoma.

“Even with a focus on primary healthcare, we are also very keen on ensuring that ailments like glaucoma get the needed attention. We are strengthening the healthcare system in the state to promote awareness creation and efficient management of the ailment and are ready to work with health missions.”

He said this is made possible with the siting of healthcare centers closer to the people in rural areas, as much work has been done with the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP) to ensure that efficient healthcare is provided for the people.

Noting that the state government will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of the people, the governor said that glaucoma, which is the second leading cause of blindness after cataract, would be mitigated with responsive policies.

“This is why we need the support of other stakeholders, such as the traditional institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to key into our health programmes so that we can, together, help in managing glaucoma and other related ailments in the state,” he said.

Read more

By MIKE EGHOSA BENIN CITY-The Edo State Police Command has declared wanted one Sunday Peter a farmer over alleged involvement in kidnapping...
Football is even more popular among fans. Here, registered bettors can find betting options from dozens of tournaments. The professional office focuses...
Football is even more popular among fans. Here, registered bettors can find betting options from dozens of tournaments. The professional office focuses...
Today, online betting 1xbet.co.ke is the choice of those people who want to regularly earn thanks to their knowledge in sports. Given...
with Archbishop Samuel Okhisare Risen Life Evangelical Church (Inc) “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God,...
Pharmacies in Benin city. One of the pillars of health is the availability of essential drugs. Do you want to buy some...
Today, there will be no secrets for you in the world of your favorite game, because thanks to the soccer live...
BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government will strengthen partnership with the Nigerian Association...
BENIN CITY – Set to open up the state to opportunities and attract investment from Nigeria’s booming creative industry, Edo State Governor...
ADO-EKITI – Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has presented the Instrument of Appointment and Staff of Office to the new Alaaye...

goedogeh