By Sunny A. Ijomah
Privileged Nigerians have been urged to give succour to the less fortunate members of the society especially the sick and indigent people to alleviate their plight.
The Manager of Regina Caeli Hospital, Awka, Rev. Father Jerome Madumere gave the charge while deliberating on the topic “help and care for the sick”.
Reverend Father Madumere who maintained that giving assistance to the poor and sick people attract blessings from God, advised citizenry to show compassion to the needy as well as exercise patience with sick people especially the aged.
Rev. Father Madumere urged both government and private hospitals to be committed in carrying out their responsibilities of saving lives and caring for their patients.
Meanwhile, people have been advised to abstain from substances capable of destroying their eyes.
The chairman, Nigeria Optometric Association, Dr. Umeh Chigozie, gave the advice in Awka on the occasion of World Sight Day.
Dr. Umeh cautioned people against visiting quacks or inserting substances which they thought can cure their eye problems like urine and sugar.
The world sight day started in the year 2000 and is coordinated by the International Agency For The Prevention Of Blindness (IAPB) in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
The celebration of the World Sight Day, which was done in Awka, was aimed at reducing the rate of blindness and creating awareness on its common causes.
The Former Chairman of the Nigerian Optometric Association, Dr. Ifeanyi Obi said this year’s celebration will feature public lecture, road show, awareness and sensitization on the causes of eye problem.