GBfoods Facilitates Free Cataract Surgeries for 400 in Enugu
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
No fewer than 400 patients have undergone free cataract surgeries in Enugu State courtesy of GBfoods and its partners, Fundacion Elena Barraquer and Niger Foundation Hospital and Diagnostic Centre.
The beneficiaries enjoyed the gesture in a five-day programme aimed at reducing cases of cataracts, a leading cause of preventable blindness, giving hope to individuals who had been suffering from impaired vision.
The beneficiaries of the medical intervention included couples, young adults, and elderly patients, many of whom had previously relied on their wards and relatives for daily activities.
With the restoration of their sight, these individuals now have renewed independence, enabling them to participate in their families and communities actively.
The collaborative effort commenced with a thorough screening of patients to identify those afflicted by cataracts. Once identified, the patients underwent transformative surgery to restore their sight and regain their independence.
The scheme went beyond the surgery itself, encompassing the provision of eyeglasses and post-operative medication to ensure a complete recovery.
Fundacion Elena Barraquer’s president, profoundly moved by the impact of this initiative, emphasized the significance of sight in human existence.
She expressed gratitude to GB Foods for facilitating the process and raising awareness for the program. The restoration of vision is a life-changing gift that enables individuals to work, support their families, and contribute to their communities.
GBfoods said it put up this initiative because it prioritises the well-being of communities worldwide, contributing significantly to the sustainable development of the regions it operates in, leaving a positive legacy for generations to come.
GBfoods is a leading global food manufacturing company which has continued to demonstrate its commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves.