Everyone knows that the year is fast coming to an end. However, what really seems to be coming to an end in Nigeria, especially in Benin, is the need for oversea eye treatment. With the commissioning of an ultra-modern eye medical facility in Benin, Edo State, medical trips are set to drastically reduce. Prof. Moses Momoh, the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benin, said this while speaking as a Guest of Honor at the formal commissioning of Prime Opticals and Eye Clinic in Benin.
Momoh, who lauded the project said, “It is not just the hospital but more important is the state-of-the-art facility available therein. The equipment in the hospital are the best you can find in Nigeria and on the continent of Africa.”
The facility was commissioned by the Catholic Archbishop of Benin Diocese, Most Reverend Father Augustine Akubueze. He also led a tour of the facility having dedicated it to the glory of God and service of humanity, after which he declared the clinic’s bi-annual “Eye Camp” open.
The programme would be offering free eye tests and highly subsidized treatments to members of the public especially those who cannot afford the cost of normal ophthalmological services.
The Chief Medical Director, Dr Valentina Ideh, stated that the new clinic facility would provide quality eye medical services to all categories of Nigerians. She thanked everyone present for the launch and also affirmed that the rare quality and high professional service will greatly reduce the frequent medical trips abroad.