From Femi Oyelola Kaduna
A Kano based Ophthalmologist, Malam Ishaku Liman has said that the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of National Eye Centre Kaduna, Dr. Mahmud Alhassan, has made in roads as it concerns eye treatment and deserves recommendation.
Liman gave the recommendation during an interview with newsmen in Kaduna at the weekend.
According to him, he witnessed a lot of changes when he visited the eye center, and in particular “the procurement of Alcon Posterior Vitrectomy machine and accessories, worth 68 Million naira, and the completion of 50 beds relation transit camp is not a day job and quite commendable”.
He said, the purchase of an optical machine to ease the difficulty of the centre was made possible by the relationship of the CMD with relevant authorities, adding that with the relevant international aid, local collaborators, the job were achieved on time.
He averred that, in recent years when he visited the eye centre, there was virtually nothing to write home about in terms of developmental projects, stressing that the structures of the centre were dilapidated and crying for attention.
“but God so kind, with the inception of the present administration under the leadership of Dr. Mahmud Alhassan as the Chief Medical Director, many things has been put in place which are now speaking volume themselves, such as, manpower development training as one of the key mandate of the centre, training programs in the centre, residency training, community eye courses, primary eye care training etc”.
Malam Ishaku urged that continuous replacement of obsolete equipment should be given priority as it would enhance the performance and service delivery of the medical centre.