It was a joyful day on Wednesday as the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr. Christopher Maikalangu, led senior staff and political appointees of the council to the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation Eye Hospital in Abuja.
This is contained in a statement by the senior special assistant on media and public affairs Mr Kingsley Madaki in Abuja.
According to the statement, Maikalangu says that he was amazed by the free eye treatment services rendered by the hospital to thousands of Nigerians.
According to the statement, Maikalangu notes that, as a result of the free eye care services to thousands of Nigerians, his administration will ensure that the hospital is not disturbed by tax payments of any kind.
The statement emphasizes that Maikalangu lamented that many people in rural areas lack the wherewithal to come to the hospital for free eye treatment, hence the willingness of his administration to partner with the foundation on free eye treatment to be offered to many AMAC residents.
The statement stresses that the AMAC Boss was overwhelmed with the organization’s charity work after going around the hospital and seeing many people from different parts of the country who are being treated free of charge.
It however emphasises that the council is ready to support the hospital in every way possible.
According to the statement, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Shravan Kumar-Kasam, says that the hospital has been rendering free eye treatment to thousands of Nigerians, but has the challenge of being asked to pay taxes.
It also adds that Mr Kumar-Kassan maintained that it is a way of giving back to society by ensuring that no one goes unnecessarily blind in Nigeria adding that people go blind for many reasons, such as glaucoma, and with a minor surgery they regain their sight in a matter of hours.
The statement however emphasizes that the executive officer also said they have offices in different states across the country and have treated over 6,000 thousand Nigerians free of charge and carrying out other humanitarian services, including sinking over 8,000 boreholes in different states in the country.
Written by: Elizabeth David
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