Eye surgery was provides free of charge to not less than 55 impecunious people in Edo state, Nigeria by We Care Mission International (WCMI), United State based organization.
We Care Mission International (WCMI), America provided the free eye medical surgery to 55 impecunious people of Ugbegun Community in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria.
This was disclosed at the 2017 free medical mission at Ugbegun village, Benin City, Edo State, Group Head of We Care Mission International (WCMI), U.S, Mrs. Fatima Yakubu, said the organisation spent over N5.5million on the free eye medical surgery.
It was further stated that each of the patient surgery cost the organisation N100, 000.
The U.S. based pharmacologist stated that, “We have been incorporated since 2008 and every single year we have been in Nigeria to conduct free annual medical solutions.
“From the medicine, the surgery, the eye glasses we gave to people treated everything is free.
“I will like local leaders, local organizations, and local government to partner with us to ensure that we are able to reach more people.
“On every single mission that we conduct, nothing less than 2000 patients that we receive and an average of four prescriptions per patient and that is multiply money.
“All we are requiring the local leaders to help us with is to provide accommodation to those who are coming from other cities.
“Everything else we can take care of and we are still willing to purchase the medicines and all the supplies that are needed, give honorarium to doctors and surgeons,” she said.
It was further disclosed that the organization receives support from friends and family and church in U.S, to carry out charity works, that the We Care Mission International (WCMI) was not supported by any national or international government.
Mrs. Fatima Yakubu, the Group Head pleaded with community leaders and organisations to partner with the We Care Mission International (WCMI) in the area of accommodation and transportation for those intending to receive the free medical care.
Oamen Aluevbose, a beneficiary of the free medical service thank the organization and said “It was very tough but today I was diagnosed and was operated. Now my eye is now like a coloured television. I never thought I could see with my eyes again. “Now, I am very alright, we are grateful to We Care, who brought this initiative,”
All the beneficiaries thanked the organization for coming to their rescue.