NYSC member sponsors 20 patients for eye surgeries in Kano 

Mr Ralph James, a member of the NYSC serving In Kano, on Friday sponsored 20 visually-impaired persons for surgery at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Deputy Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Hauwa Muhammed, who represented the Chief Medical Director, Dr Hussaini Muhammed, to launch the free surgery, commended James for his kindness.

She said the humanitarian act was commendable and valuable to the hospital and to the Kano community.

She expressed satisfaction with Corps members’ conduct at the hospital over the years, describing them as excellent humanitarian services.

“The NYSC has been very valuable to the hospital for quite a long time as many corps members had left indelible marks in the hospital after their service years,’’ she said.

She also pledged the hospital’s continuous support for the NYSC, saying that the strenuous nature of the hospital groomed the corps members for future endeavours.

Dr Muhammed appealed for more commitments and dedication by other corps members to humanitarian service.

Representative of the State Coordinator of the NYSC Mr Salisu Zakari also commended the hospital for its support in accommodating the corps members.

“The NYSC remains grateful to the hospital for providing a friendly and enabling working atmosphere for our members,’’ he said.

Zakari also lauded James for sponsoring the surgeries as part of his Community Development Service (CDS) project.

The Head of Ophthalmology Department at the hospital, Dr Usman Mijinyawa, also commended the corps member, urging other members to emulate him.

Speaking with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), James said that he realised the difficulties visually-impaired people went through at the hospital and chose to assist.

He explained that the support he received from the NYSC and the hospital served as impetus for him to decide to help beneficiaries of the surgeries.

Mrs Umma Adamu, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation for the free surgery and prayed that God would reward the sponsor.

Adamu told NAN that she didn’t expect to be lucky, but that when she got to the clinic, she was screened and given free surgery and medications. (NAN)

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