Efforts to control blindness in remote administrative areas in Anseba region in good progress, Mr. Kahsai Seyum, eye specialist in Keren Hospital, indicated.
Keren, 12 August 2012- Efforts to control blindness in remote administrative areas in Anseba region in good progress, Mr. Kahsai Seyum, eye specialist in Keren Hospital, indicated.
He explained that taking into consideration the distance and the existing transportation shortages they conducted two weeks campaign aimed at treating patients with eye problem in the sub-zones of Asmat, Kerkebet and Sel’a.
He further indicated that during the campaign more than 700 people were diagnosed and 52 among them were sent to Keren Hospital for eye operation and the remaining ones were provided with medication and medical advice.
According to Mr. Kahsai assessment research regarding Trachoma was conducted in seven sub-zones and is already sent to the central office for analysis.
The Eye Hospital in Keren is equipped with modern equipment and operation unit and that within the last seven months more than seven thousand patients were treated and surgery was conducted on 748 patients.
Among the beneficiaries, Mr. Kiar Saleh Mohammed and Mr. Markos Tsegai explained that they were on the verge of blindness and thanks to the treatment they received in the hospital they are relieved from their problem and are able to conduct their daily business.
The Eye Hospital of Keren provides treatment to patients from Anseba region and part of Northern Red Sea and Gash-Barka regions and that 70 patients are treated daily.