The Permanent Secretary in the Ekiti State Ministry of Health and Human Services, Dr. Folakemi Olomojobi said that the second phase of the state government, organized cataract surgery was solely sponsored by the state government to fulfill the promise made by Governor Fayemi that all cataract patients harvested during the free health programme would be operated upon free of charge.
Dr. Olomojobi, who gave this indication at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, said that 275 cataract patients were attended to during the first phase of the surgery and that about 187 patients, including 10 children would undergo cataract operation in the second phase.
Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Oyewumi Rachael, Mr. Tunde Ogunniyi and a nineteen year old boy, Matthias Emmanuel who could not hide their joy commended the state Governor for keeping to his electioneering promises in ensuring free and healthy state.
The beneficiaries solicited for continuation and sustenance of the programme for the benefit of the citizens.
The surgery, which commenced on Monday, this week, is expected to run for one week.