Commissioning of Owerri Eye Center

By His Excellency Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha- Execuitve Governor of Imo State 20 October 2016 Brief of the Main Launch Day

   Owerri Eye Centre is dedicated as the cataract surgical centre of Ministry of Health, Women Affairs and Social Development in partnership with the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation. The Owerri eye center has now been moved to the Imo Foundation Center from the earlier Specialist Hospital location.

The MoU between two parties was signed on 13th May 16 to provide quality eye surgery to the people of Imo State. TCF worked earlier with the Imo State in providing eye care and primary health care from the year 2005 to 2010.

The work of setting up of the eye centre was started by the official introduction of COO and Programme Manager on 06 th Jun 16. The venue of the surgical unit was given in the Imo Foundation Complex, Umuguma road which is situated opposite to De Range Hotel, Umumuguma road and a just 10 minutes walk from the specialist hospital. The programme manager was stationed in the foundation complex and guided by the Honorable Commissioner of Health, Women Affairs and Social Development along with support of Mrs. Precious, State Coordinator vision 20/20 from June ’16 to set up the eye centre.

      

Music progamme to mark the commissioning of the  progamme

Imo State consists 27 Local Government Area (LGAs) and has a population of about 4.8 million. We had done about 16,792 surgeries in the past at our partnered eye center in the Specialist Hospital . The screening of eye patients started on 6 th October 2016.

The patients were selected for cataract surgery and the other procedures. On 20 th October 2016, the Owerri Eye Centre was officially and graciously commissioned by his Excellency Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, the Executive Governor of Imo State . Her First Lady also accompanied him during the commissioning of the Eye programme. More than 1500 people which included many senior political and civil servants from the state government, officials & representatives from all the 27 LGAs ,local city dignitaries, press people and patients from all ove r have graced the main launch day of the eye program.

The launch day stared with a lot of pomp and show like introduction of all VIPs to the publi c, opening prayers, folk dance events, musical shows, speeches from top dignitaries, photo shoots with blind people, press briefings and visit around the hospital by his Excellency. During the round of t he hospital his Excellency got his eye checked up from our TCF eye surgeon, Dr Shailendra and also interacted with the first operated patient.

On the auspicious day (20/10/16), the centre operated first patient for his Ptergium by Dr. Shailendra. Music progamme to mark the commissioning of the progamme Honorble Health Commissioner escorting His Excellency to the commissioning of the programme venue.

representatives from all the 27 LGAs ,local city dignitaries, press Honorble   Health   Commissioner   escorting   His  Excellency to the commissioning of the programme  venue. people and patients from all ove r have graced the main launch day of the eye program. The launch day stared with a lot of pomp and show like introduction of all VIPs to the publi c, opening prayers, folk dance events, musical shows, speeches from top dignitaries, photo shoots with blind people, press briefings and visit around the hospital by his Excellency.

During the round of t he hospital his Excellency got his eye checked up from our TCF eye surgeon, Dr Shailendra and also interacted with the first operated patient. On the auspicious day (20/10/16), the centre operated first patient for his Ptergium by Dr. Shailendra.

 

 

 

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