By Nathan Atiluk
The I Care Foundation is set to hold a three-day Free Eye screening and surgery clinic in Luwero district at Kasana Health Center IV code named “The Eye Camp”.
The screening will run for four days from 22nd – 24th of September under the theme “YOUR EYESIGHT IS OUR INSIGHT”.
Reports from the National Opthalmology society in Luwero district suggest that the district has had overwhelming number of residents affected with eye problems despite the availability of a fully-fledged furnished eye clinic.
The figures indicate that more than 300 cases of eye disease issues like Cataracts, squints, refractive error have not received medical assistance yet most of the affected residents can hardly foot the cost of treatment in private hospitals. And neither could they commute to Mulago hospital for treatment.
With the technical support spearheaded by Dr Ssali Grace of the Ophthalmology society noted that they will take free sensitization, provide free aspects[eye glasses] screening, diagnosis, eye surgeries ,among other essentials things.
“We shall undertake free sensitization, screening, diagnosis, eye surgeries, and medicines during our camps, thereby countering the high medical check-ups and surgeries”, noted head Dr Ssali Grace.
At the most recently free eye camp carried out by the I Care Foundation at Mulago hospital, a total of720 patients were screened, gave out 100 pieces of spects[glasses] ,issued out 600 eye drops and carried out 83 successful surgeries including children.The I Eye Camp hopes to have a greater number of patients from Luwero given the high demand of the residents.
The Minister without Portfolio Hon. Al-Hajji Abdu Nadduli will be the chief guest at the camp and flanked by the areas parliamentarians among other notable dignitaries.
The I Care Foundation Camp is organized and comprised of a team of Ugandan Humanitarians both local and in the Diaspora who are in a bid to support the different government programs.
However, after this camp the I Care Foundation who are in conjunction with other companies such as the North Indian Cultural Association [NICA] ,Lions Club, Kampala Central ,are working hard with speaker of parliament Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and Vice president Edward Sekandi to have similar projects in their areas.
The next camp is scheduled for September on 29th – 1st October 2017, in Kamuli district and another in Bukoto, Masaka on 6th – 8th 2017.