The I Care Foundation Uganda in conjunction with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Diaspora League have offered free eye care treatment to residents of Luweero during a three day eye camp at Luweero District Health Centre IV.
A total of 1950 eye patients were screened while 197 were successfully operated and given free eye glasses.
ICare Foundation Executive Director, Isaac Kigozi told the patients, “Your vision is our insight, for without your sight, our mighty nation Uganda would be rid of vital persons who can contribute to the development of our homeland.”
World Health Organisation (WHO) puts the number of blind people in the world at nearly 50 million heads and an additional 135 million people are visually impaired.
Kigozi said the foundation is set to hold eye camps in the different parts of the country.
“We shall hold an eye camp at Kamuli Referral hospital from September 29 where the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga will preside over; this will be followed by another camp in Masaka presided over by the Vice president Edward Ssekandi.”
Kigozi appreciated the NRM Diaspora league and NICA for the financial and moral support that they have offered to provide such free and expensive treatment to the needy people.
NRM Diaspora league Spokesperson, Adam Kasambula said that supporting such activities that enhance the livelihood of Ugandans is one of the objectives of the league.
“We are ready to support all activities that are aimed at helping our communities and our country. As much as we are a political party, our work is to make sure that we are making good policies that can support such services,” Kasambula said.