By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos.
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), has extended free medical eye-screening test to 200 staffers.
This initiative is done courtesy of the General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, in conjunction with a Non-Governmental Organisation, Kingstripes Care Foundation in an effort to enhance service delivery and preserve visual acuity of the workers.
Speaking. On the theme ‘Enabling Clearer Vision for a Cleaner Environment’, Dr. Fasawe said the gesture was aimed at ensuring effective performance, enhancing staff morale and also raising awareness for environmental sustainability.
She noted that good health is a universally understood language that cuts across individuality or educational level, pointing out that the eyes are the windows by which we see and appreciate nature and the environment.
The General Manager advised the beneficiaries not to exercise any delay in seeking medical intervention, warning that any unattended visual ailment could lead to total blindness.
Disclosing the reason for embarking on the free eye-treatment initiative for staffers, Dr. Fasawe said, “As a seasoned public health professional, I observed through my encounter with the staff, that as a result of failing vision, they often produced suboptimal results, which informed my decision to organise the Free Eye Care Programme to further engage and inspire them for better performance for the betterment of the environment”.
She emphasised the importance of physical, social and mental health as key factors that determine staff output, noting that members of staff benefitted from the free eye checks, treatment and distribution of reading glasses and medication at no cost.
While expressing appreciation to Kingstripes Care Foundation for the collaboration, Fasawe stressed that the success of the inaugural edition encouraged her to make it an annual event for staff of the Agency.
The beneficiaries commended the initiative and expressed their gratitude to the General Manager for embarking on such people-oriented programme, pledging not to rest on their oars in the discharge of their duties as the free medical screening would go along way in enhancing their service delivery.