More than 200 patients are going to benefit from the Eye Camp that commenced yesterday, 23rd April, 2019 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital(MTRH).
MTRH CEO, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, said that the patients will benefit from free screening and surgery as required courtesy of support from Eldoret Lions Club.
He thanked Eldoret Lions Club and assured them of continued partnership from the Hospital every year.
Last year a total of 190 surgeries were undertaken, out of 1700 of those screened. Dr. James Bett, Head of Ophthalmology Unit said that this year’s camp targets to screen 2000 people.
Dr. Aruasa announced that MTRH has reduced the cost of Surgery per patient from 7,000 to 5,500 shillings, which is sponsored by the Lions Club.
On his part Uasin Gishu County Governor, H.E. Jackson Mandago said that eyesight care will be boosted by partnership between the County Government and the Lions Club together with MTRH.
Governor Mandago said he is so proud of the good management offered by all stakeholders to make MTRH a world class healthcare facility.
The Guest of Honour Lions J. P. Singh, International Director 2018-2020, affirmed that the Lions will continue to do their best and support in all dimensions of healthcare in the region to benefit the less fortunate.
Other guests present included: Lion Ravinder Singh Matharu, District Governor 2018-2020 District 411A( Kenya, Ethiopia, Seychelles); Manoj Shah, Chairman Social Service League, M.P. Shah Hospital; Lion Shabir T. Nurbhal, Lion Ajay Shah, amongst other important guests.