Tuesday 13th February 2018 – As part of his visit to private health establishments this year, the Minister for Health Mr Jean-Paul Adam visited the first Seychellois optometrist and the first to establish private eye testing and the provision of spectacles in Seychelles.
On Friday 26th January 2017, the Minister stopped by Mr Eddie Micock’s practice- The Eye Care Centre- located in the Aarti Chambers Building in Mont Fleuri to discuss several ways of enhancing the partnership that exists between the Ministry of Health and private health facilities.
“Mr Micock’s successful strategy paved the way for many others to follow and further widen the scope of services that are available to our citizens,” Minister Adam said of the service. “We can all be proud of his pioneering efforts.”
“The Ministry of Health is looking to work closely with private practitioners such as Mr. Micock to better educate and sensitise our population, especially on risks and complications of Non-Communicable diseases,” he added.
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which are medical conditions or disease that is not transmissible from one person to another has been at the forefront of numerous health campaigns. These diseases include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and several others.
“NCDs have a debilitating effect on our national productivity. Through furthering this partnership we can improve prevention as well as treatment options,” Minister Adam concluded.
Mr Eddie Micock started working in eye care in the hospital in 1975. He ventured into private health care in 1992 after his return from the UK. He is also a member of the Health Care Agency Board which is mandated to deliver health care services to the population.