1,500 Get Free Eye Care
1,500 eye patients have received free treatment sponsored by one of Sierra Leone’s philanthropic organizations, Sea Coach Express located under the Aberdeen Bridge in the West end of Freetown. (Photo: Olusegun Jaji, interviewed by press)
The free treatment commenced on Thursday, July 4th and ended on Saturday, July 6th and benefitted residents of Aberdeen, Murray town, Lumley and its environs.
In a news conference at the Aberdeen Community Centre, where the patients were treated, the Chief Executive Officer of Sea Coach Express, Olusegun Jaji, disclosed that he was shocked when he went to the UMC Eye Clinic for treatment and saw several eye patients who could not afford to pay for treatment. He said he immediately arranged with the eye doctors to treat the patients free of cost. The Chief Executive Officer noted that he had cause to target the Aberdeen, Murray town and Lumley communities because they are the areas close to his operations but that the free treatment benefitted people from all over the city.
He informed that second phase of the free treatment will commence this Wednesday, July 10th in Lungi where over 2,000 people are expected to benefit.
Mr. Jaji told journalists that the free eye treatment started in 2010 when he was arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for a crime of which, the police confirmed, he was innocent.
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