Katsina State Government has signed a N45 million memorandum of understanding with an Indian organisation, Tuisi Chanrai Foundation, for treatment of eye patients in the state.
Alhaji Hussaini Garba, the Commissioner for Health, signed the agreement on behalf of the government while Mr K. S. Murthy, signed for the foundation.
Garba said the agreement, the second of its kind with the foundation, would cover three years during which eye patients would be treated across the state.
He said under the programme, government would bear 50 per cent of the cost while the foundation would foot the remaining percentage.
Leader of the foundation's team, Murthy, said that during the previous agreement, 8,054 eye patients were screened and 1,714 cataract patients were treated from August 2011 to November.