Medical Expert Decries Poor Funding Of Eye Care Services In Rural Areas

19 November 2020 By Rabo Bako

A health Practitioner has advocated more budgetary allocation for primary eye care in rural Communities .

The Chairperson, Nigeria Ophthalmic Nurses Association, NONA, University of Abuja teaching hospital Mrs Elizabeth Fiase made the call in an interview with Kapital Fm in Abuja.

Mrs Fiase said about eighty percent of the rural populace still find it difficult to access Eye care services due to financial constraints and lack of eye care professionals in their communities.

The Chairperson also enjoined Nigerians to always go for regular eye screening especially the diabetic patients and those with a family history of glaucoma or cataract for early detection and treatment.

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