More than 500 people with different eye problems have turned up for free eye checkups and cataract surgery at Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The three days camp that started on Sunday is aimed at offering free eye health care to the community of Lango.
It is organized by the Pakistan Association-Lira with the support of the Overseas Pakistani Global Foundation Africa (OPGFA). Three ophthalmologists from Pakistan, the USA, and the UK are carrying out checkups and cataract surgeries. The group is hoping to offer service to over 1000 people with eye complications.
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister who flagged off the health camp acknowledged the impact of the Pakistani Association in the fight against eye infections across the country. According to Aceng, the burden of eye infections is high and such camps are highly encouraged, because they complement government efforts.