Restore Sight Africa Initiative in collaboration with the O5 Initiative and Delta State Ministry of Health organised the Grassroot Medical Outreach in the 3 Senatorial Districts in Delta State. It was a 4 days medical outreach in each of the Senatorial District; Delta Central at Eku, Delta South at Oleh and Delta North at Asaba.
The outreach covered
- General medical Screening for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, HIV, Tuberculosis and COVID
- Health Education and Nutrition
- Counseling amongst others
- Eye Screening and treatment
- Spectacle and Glass prescription for children and adult.
- Sight Restoration Surgeries
The high point was the commemoration of WORLD SIGHT DAY at Oleh, observed every 2nd week of October with the theme LOVE YOUR EYES. Her Excellency Dame Edith Okowa the founder O5 Initiative and wife of the Executive Governor of Delta State graciously flagged off the opening ceremony.
About 1,404 persons were screened for COVID, 1,575 for Diabetes and 2006 for High blood pressure.
In the eye session 6103 were screened, 3024 glass prescription were dispensed, 1998 eye drops was prescribed and 497 eye operations was done.
There was joy all over Delta State as many who did not have access and could not afford treatment had their needs met, received quality health education and better informed about their well being. For many who were led blind and had their vision restored the summary of the story was “once I was blind now I can see”.
Total number of patients seen for the 3 senatorial District _6103
Total number of glasses given for the 3 senatorial District _3024
Total number of eyedrops dispensed for the 3 senatorial District_1998
Total number of surgeries performed for the 3 senatorial District _497
We had 3 projects
In each we had General medical and Eye Screening and treatment
General Medical session
Blood Pressure Screening for hypertension
- Blood sugar Screening for Diabetes
- COVID Screening
- Tuberculosis Screening
- Eye Screening a Nd treatment
- Dispensing of glasses for children and adult
- Eye Surgeries
- Health Education
Data Captured and Location
EKU 6th_9th Oct, 2021
Number of Px seen_1480
Number of glasses_531
Number of eyedrop_676
Number of surgeries_108
OLEH 13_16 Oct, 2021
Number of Px seen_1514
Number of glasses_669
Number of eyedrops_500
Number of surgeries_111
ASABA 19_23 Oct, 2021
Number of Px seen_3109
Number of glasses_1824
Number of eyedrop_822
Number of surgeries_278