Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jun 17, 2021
As part of its "Mission for Vision" project, Rotary Club of Lagos Palm Grove Estate led by Opportunities President Chandra Nalode on Wednesday, 2nd of June, 2021 donated some eye surgery equipment to the Eye Hospital in Ajao Estate, Lagos State.
The donation, a global grant project, spearheaded by Rotary Club of Lagos Palm Grove Estate in conjunction with Rotary Club of Singapore and Rotary Districts 9110, 3310, 1110, 1175 under Global Grant Number 1989070 & Ishk Tolaram Foundation is one of the many ways the club has demonstrated its passion for the the "Mission for Vision" project which was initiated in collaboration with the Indo Eye Care Foundation following the charter of the club in 2008.
Over the years, the Indo Eye care foundation has successfully enabled 7 Cornea transplant surgeries in Nigeria which were performed by surgeons from The Rotary Eye Institute, India. The club has held 14 eye surgery camps & completed about 30, 000 surgeries so far in addition to the 177 patients treated during the pandemic between June, 2020 to March, 2021.
The club just concluded an eye cataract surgery campaign during which 511 free surgeries were successfully carried out at ECWA Hospital, Kano, between 31st of May to 11th of June, 2021.
Present alongside the Club President were other members of the club including the Club Service Project Chair and Club Secretary, Rotarian Kunal Sanghvi and the Incoming Club President, Rotarian Kole Jagun.
Also present to witness the hand over of the equipment from the club to the Eye Hospital were the District Secretary, Mufutau Adelotan; the Chairman, Save our sight committee, Dr. Basirat Giwa; District Mission for Vision Coordinator, PAG Femi Adenekan and Past SA to IPDG, PP Kunle Adeniran.
Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Assistant Director Dr. Adebanke Oladosu, and members of the Board of Trustees of the Indo Eye Care Foundation, Nipul Doshi; Chief Anil Gopwani; and Mr. Manu Lalwani were also present to witness the event.
Rotarians from Singapore and United Kingdom also joined the event virtually.