At the conclusion of the works of the volunteer medical campaign by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to combat blindness and its causes in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, about eight thousand (8000) patients were diagnosed and treated of various eye ailments.
Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji in a short remark sent to HAJJ REPORTERS on Friday in Abuja said medicines were also given to the patients free of charge.
The medical outreach os funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, in collaboration with Al-Basar International Foundation.
Mr Bostaji also said Six hundred and ninety-four (694) surgeries were conducted to remove cataract and glaucoma, alongside other minor surgical operations on some of the patients.
“ More than one thousand (1000+) reading glasses were distributed to patients.
“The surgery operations were done by a number of consultants, surgeons and ophthalmologists,” he said. .
The ambassador said the campaign aims to “strengthen and enhance the excellent historical ties between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which are based on friendliness and mutual cooperation”.
“I would also like to extend my gratitude and thanks to Nigerian authorities, comprising of the Government and the private sector, for their cooperation with the organizers of this campaign and for making their task successful, as well as for accomplishing the campaign’s humanitarian goals,” he said.