ABOVE 500(FIVE HUNDRED) persons came out in mass to participate in the free medical outreach organized by the relief society women of port harcourt stake of the church of Jesus Christ of letter Day Saint on the 4th May 2019.
The free medical checkup covered areas like free lectures,free eye test, with free glasses, blood pressure checks and blood test, consultation with various health practitioners.
The program was organized by the PH Stake relief society women as part of their welfare packagefor the year 2019 for members and non-member alike..
Giving lecture on care of the EYE…
DR.Innocent Daniel of BMH:
Spoke on the need to care for the eye as the eye is brain of the body and if it goes bad there will be total darkness in the entire body.
Mrs Ireh Brende, one of the participants confirmed during their interview..said ” i left my home home Bakana far from Port Harcourt to attend the program and i am glad i attended,.. i was given free EYE GLASS which was exciting as i will go and spread the good news to others….
Pastor Friday Gunu of CARING PEOPLE CHURCH at no. 35 GADA STREET Ogbunabali port harcourt said the program is amazing “i was looking for a way to get an eyeglass for my eye issue ,now had the opportunity to get it for free, am excited…
Mrs Martina Chukwuemeka, one of the health personal who spoke on GLAUCOMA said “Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.
Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in vision until the condition is at an advanced stage.
Because vision loss due to glaucoma can’t be recovered, it’s important to have regular eye exams that include measurements of your eye pressure so a diagnosis can be made in its early stages and treated appropriately. If glaucoma is recognized early, vision loss can be slowed or prevented. If you have the condition, you’ll generally need treatment for the rest of your life.
DR. WORWOR ( A LAB SCIENTIST) one of the health personals who spoke DIABETES ” which is caused by the excessive intake of calories ie carbohydrates and related to sugary food items. It is of two types which are millitus and insiptus when diagnosed through blood or urine. It is advised to stay off sugary foods that will increase it in the body. The secretion of excess sugar is carried out in the pancreas through the bladder. It leads to glaucoma and eye blindness to some of the others when not followed with necessary precautions given.
it was a wonderful program and a successful one…