Hundreds of Lagosians have benefited from the free eye test and glasses championed by the Lagos State Government in partnership with some private organisations.
The citizens were also showered with food items, cash gifts, airtime and data, and other basic necessities to improve their standard of living.
Benefited Communities are Ikeja, Ikoyi, Lekki and their environs.
The exercise was spearheaded by heads of agencies and parastatals in Lagos State. It was carried out without any preference for religion, ethnic or political differences.
In a separate interviews, the organisers explained that the free eye test and glasses is part of the commitment of the state government in improving the health of the people, giving them a sense of belonging and building their confidence in the Sanwo Olu- led government.
The exercise took place in two strategic locations in the town – Ikeja and environs and Ikoyi and environs with an estimated 10,000 indigents benefitting.
Over 8000 patients have collected free reading glasses, and over 8000 patients have registered for the free Ilera Eko Health Insurance in the three different communities so far.
The doctors were able to attend to some special cases beyond the scope and objective of the programme. The cases were referred to the different general and specialist hospitals in Lagos.
The heads of agencies and parastatals brought over 300 personnel, including ten ophatamologist, ten oprometrist, five opticians, medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other support staff.
In their remarks, the beneficiaries appreciated the Lagos State government and promised to vote for Sanwo-Olu in his bid to secure a second term.