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Lagos bus operators, pharmaceutical firm partner on eyecare campaign 

The Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), and a pharmaceutical firm, Novartis and Reimagining medicine, have educated Lagosians that maintaining good and healthy habits often enhances better vision for any individual.

They added that periodic health checks of their health and maintaining a better lifestyle would further aid them to detect any ailment early including cardiovascular diseases that often affect sight.

Speaking on the partnership to commemorate 2021 World Sight Day, Managing Director of LBSL, Idowu Oguntona, said that the initiative was one of the ways through which the company caters to the wellbeing of its passengers.

He said: “As a responsible and caring organisation, we decided to do outreach to our customers who are our major stakeholders. The importance of good sight and well being of our passengers cannot be overemphasized as this will, in turn, lead to productivity and engagement.

“I am very hopeful that with the information provided through this outreach and enlightenment session, our passengers and by extension, Lagosians will begin to take seriously the status of their eyesight and well-being.”

Oguntona, meanwhile, cautioned road users on reckless driving during the ‘Ember months’ period, saying drive carefully and commute safely within the metropolis and that they should abstain from alcohol while driving.

Meanwhile, the team lead of Novartis, Dr Benson Uzomma, said that the awareness and sensitization were to educate passengers about the cardiovascular disorder and how the disease could lead to different eye-related problems.

According to him, People that have cardiovascular diseases may be at a higher risk of developing certain types of eye problems if they do not undergo medical checks often.

He added that the results of some findings conducted informed the decision of the organisation to continue to sensitize people to be aware of the importance of regular screening of their hearts and eyes periodically.

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