No fewer than 500 persons have benefited from a free medical eyes services by the Nigerian Army Eye Centre, Bonny Cantonment, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement issued by Lt. Yusuf Mohammed, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations (ADAPR), and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday.
Mohammed said that the exercise was to mark the 2020 World Glaucoma week and awareness campaign.
He said the 500 beneficiaries benefited from services which include free glaucoma screening and test, free eye examination, counseling as well as health talks/seminars.
He explained that the free medical outreach which commenced on Monday would end on Friday.
He said the exercise was inline with the vision of the Acting Corps Commander Medical, Col. Samuel Adama, initiative of repositioning the Nigerian Army Medical Corps to a highly professional and disciplined corps to meet contemporary health challenges of the Nigerian Army.
He also said that Adama was on ground at the venue of the exercise on Wednesday and was received and examined by the Director, Nigerian Army Eye Center, Col. Kalu Kalu.
He further said that also in attendance were the Acting Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Col. Yusuf Ishaku and the Director Field Curative Medicine, Col. Chinedu Igboanusi among others.