By Binta Jaiteh
I-Care Optics, an organization established with the mission to provide a clear vision had opened its fourth branch at Basse in the Upper River Region aimed to eradicate blindness in the country.
The Basse Branch marked the fourth branch the institution inaugurated since its establishment. According to Mr. Muhammad Alam, Chief Executive Officer of I- Care Optics the new office in Basse will provide affordable and accessible eye services and products to the people of URR and beyond.
“The new branch in Basse aims to help the entire residents of URR to have affordable and accessible eye services without traveling to Banjul or Senegal just to get eye services,” he claimed.
Mr. Alam assured the people of URR that they would enjoy the same eye service, glasses, and medication as the people of Banjul, Kanifing Municipality, and the West Coast Region.
He disclosed that since its establishment, the eye services institution has contributed immensely to the development of the Gambia, noting recently it has provided free eye examinations for people at its offices in Serekunda and Senegambia respectively.
“As part of our social corporate responsibilities, we have also offered free eye screening for several public institutions, schools, and financially weak people in the country,” he expressed.
“As usual we will continue to provide effective and efficient eye services and quality spectacles to our customers. We will also continue to contribute to national development through youth employment, payment of tax, and support the needy,” he assured.
He, however, called on public, and private institutions and individuals to partner with I-Care Optics for quality and accessible service to all.
Muhammad Krubally, representing the Governor of Upper River Region, chief of Fulladu East described the inauguration of the only eye clinic in the country’s second capital cum commercial town as timely.
He therefore thanked the management of I-Care Optics for establishing such an important eye clinic in the town.
Hon. Sellou Jallow, head of Basse town commended the CEO and management of I-Care Optics for what he called a good initiative in the rural commercial and administrative town. He said the eye clinic will greatly help the people of Basse, satellite communities, residents of the Central River Region, and beyond to get the needed services.
Meanwhile, he said considering the high rate of poverty in the region there is a greater need for I-Care Optics to make its eye services and products affordable to all.
Abubacarr Krubally, a resident of Basse also described the inauguration of the Basse I-Care Optics as a step in the right direction. He said now several people will find it easy to get eye services.
“Several people were traveling to Banjul just to get eye service or glass but now it is going to be easy for us,” he said.
Mr. Omar Njie also commended the CEO of the I-Optics Service for his initiation in opening a branch in URR.