Residents of Ogbodo community in Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, especially those who had eye problem, celebrated this Christmas with joy and gratitude to God.
This followed the arrival to the community few days before New Year of Miss Health South-South, Queen Juliet Okoroafor (Miss Health South-South) alongside her ‘ICare Project’ team, which included opticians. The August visitors were in the community to bring succor to those who had eye problems.
And before the team left the community, 500 people who had various eye defects were treated, while 200 eye patients went home with medicated glasses.
The visit to Ogbodo came barely five months after Queen Juliet’s coronation as Miss Health South-South. Since her coronation, she and her team have visited various parts of the South-South region to sensitize the people on how to live a healthy life, as well as treat those faced with various health challenges.
It was in the course of her tour of towns and communities in the South-South region that she first came to Ogbodo where she found out that so many people in that community, particularly the aged ones, were afflicted with various types of eye diseases.
Ogbodo Community is a community filled with several eye diseases.