Blind Nigerian mom can see her children for the first time

Blind-Kaltu-Alhaji-HashimuThanks to Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) who extended free eye surgery to a 35-year-old Nigerian mother, Kaltu Alhaji Hashimu, from Gombe State.

Hashimu was blind from birth, after married he gave birth to one normal(first child) and four partially blind child.

At TCF's eye center she was diagnosed with absorbed cataract of the right eye and dislocated cataract of the left eye, she was also having bilateral retinitis pigmentosa.

Eye surgeons choose her left at first for operation, and after a successful operation Hashimu regain her vision and could able to see her children for the first time ever.

Two of Hashimu’s children will be among the children who will receive free eye surgery at a TCF Pediatric  camp in Abuja this month. The remaining two will undergo their surgery at a later programme of the TCF.

TCF has offered free eye surgeries to about 48,000 Nigerians since its inception in 2002.

The organisation is involved in three broad services to provide healthcare to Nigerians. Its eye care service offers free eye diagnosis and surgery in four centres located in Calabar, Owerri, Yola and Birni Kebbi.

Apart from fee eye care, TCF also provide primary health care to mother and children. It already provides maternal and child health care to about 200,000 Nigerians across five states.

TCF also seeks the provision of safe drinking water through the rehabilitation of hand pumps across the country. With UNICEF, it provides drinking water to more than one million Nigerians across 10 states.

Source: Daily Sun

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