The PNG Prevention of Blindness Committee in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Ophthalmologist of the National Department of Health and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness commemorated World Sight Day which is observed on the second Thursday of October of every year and this week they once again celebrated the significant day with the theme, “Love Your Eyes At Work.”
In commemoration, all three parties have now called on all people to remember that the protection of people’s eyes at the workplace cannot be taken for granted.
They are calling on those in authority, from company managers and business leaders to the bureaucrats and the policy makers to put in place the necessary mechanism in ensuring that the eye health of all workers in PNG is taken into consideration and safeguarded at all cost.
Without the ability to see, the world will be in darkness resulting in people being unable to so the work they do.
Meanwhile, employers all over the world have been asked to make this change happen; to protect the eyes of their employees.
The country should not be an exception and so whilst it is anticipating growth in business and the economy, a lot of challenges are being faced.
Therefore, it is with this regard that all employers throughout the country strive to make eye health care at their workplace be of paramount importance.