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Sudanese ophthalmologists team conduct eye surgery in Barentu

In accordance with the agreement reached between the health ministries of Eritrea and Sudan, a team of  Sudanese ophthalmologists conducted eye examination on 3,500 nationals with eye problems and surgery for 460 people from 6 to 12 September in Barentu Referral Hospital.

Barentu, 12 September 2013- In accordance with the agreement reached between the health ministries of Eritrea and Sudan, a team of  Sudanese ophthalmologists conducted eye examination on 3,500 nationals with eye problems and surgery for 460 people from 6 to 12 September in Barentu Referral Hospital.

Mr. Alem Zekarias, head of national blindness control program, indicated that the program has helped many citizens with eye problem in general and those with cataract problem in particular, and that the program would continue.

Dr. Abu-Ibeda Muktar, leader of the Sudanese medical team, told Erina that the program being conducted for the second time is the continuation of the agreement reached in the health sectors in general and controlling blindness in particular, and that they will conduct similar program in Asmara as of 13 September. He also commended the hospitality they were accorded by members of the Eritrean Health Ministry in general and members of blindness control program in particular.

From the beneficiaries, Ms. Kedija Ahmed from Mekanat sub-zone and Mr. Mohammed-Osman Ahmed from Gogni sub-zone explained that through the eye surgery they received they have been able to recover their vision, and expressed appreciation for the opportunity they received.

Likewise, Mr. Saleh Awod expressed appreciation for the opportunity he has been accorded, and called on others to visit health centers and get informed of their health condition.

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