The Bauchi State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday performed free eye screening for its members to commemorate the World Sight Day celebration.
The screening, which held on the Press Centre, Secretariat of the NUJ in Bauchi, the state capital, was performed in collaboration with the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College Educating Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.
Talking shortly earlier than the graduation of the free eye screening, the Union council chairman, Comrade Umar Sa’idu, mentioned in the middle of performing their obligation, journalists made use of units, together with computer systems, laptops, telephones, amongst others.
These, the chairman mentioned, expose them to the hostile rays, submitting that with out good eyes, journalists couldn’t carry out their main duties successfully.
In response to Sa’idu, the attention screening served as a possibility for NUJ members within the state to verify their sights in view of the hostile rays they’re uncovered to every day.
“Journalists use computer systems, amongst different devices, to discharge their duties. As such, their sights are uncovered to the hostile rays.
“With out good eyes, journalists can not carry out their main duties successfully and that’s the reason we performed this train in order that journalists can obtain eye therapy in case of any impediments in addition to get free glasses that may enhance their imaginative and prescient,” the NUJ chairman mentioned.
Whereas emphasising fixed eye screening and therapy, Sa’idu revealed that analysis confirmed that each 4 out of 10 folks involved with computer systems all the time give you one eye downside or the opposite.
In his phrases, the NUJ chairman mentioned, “in response to analysis, out of 10 those that are available in contact with pc, 4 are all the time recognized with one eye downside or the opposite, therefore, there may be the necessity for eye screening and therapy.”
He knowledgeable that the free screening train for members included the supply of eyeglasses and medicine, including that these recognized with main illnesses can be suggested and referred to hospitals for additional therapy.
Sa’idu then recommended ATBUTH medical staff for partnering with NUJ to conduct the train, saying that the partnership would assist in direction of diagnosing and bettering the sights of beneficiaries.
Additionally talking on the occasion, the chief of the medical staff, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar, knowledgeable that the train was in commemoration of this 12 months’s World Sight Day.
The Day, in response to Abubakar, was aimed toward scaling up enlightenment about eye well being to members of the general public within the state.
He mentioned that the ATBUTH partnered the Bauchi State Council of NUJ with a view to providing free eye companies to journalists, contemplating the significance of the media within the society.
In response to him, for them to successfully carry out their obligation, journalists should be medically match.
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