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LASUTH Partners Daewoo To Operate 100 Cataract Patient Free – Naijanewsdirect

  The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and its partners have planned to conduct free eyes cataract surgery to 100 patients, toward restoring their visions, according to LASUTH Chief Medical Director, CMD, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo. The CMD, who disclosed this at a tripartite signing ceremony on Friday, in Lagos, identified the partners as: Vision Care team from South Korea to provide technical supports, while Daewoo E&C would provide the funding for the surgeries. According to him, the Vision Care team had been visiting  the hospital for last 10 years and had transferred their skills to personnel of the hospital. “For the first time, the surgery will be done by our personnel; in previous years the Vision care team had been performing the surgery while our own personnel observed. “In the last three weeks, we have carried out screening and have selected eligible patients for the exercise. “We are hoping that this would be a regular intervention, as it would be of immense benefit to Lagos citizens and in tune with the state government’s agenda to provide affordable healthcare to its citizens”, he said. Fabamwo commended the two partners for their support and expressed pride over the achievements recorded by the hospital’s Ophthalmology Department. He described the department as “one of the most active and productive in the hospital that had been forging ahead and looking for advanced skills and technology to carry out its work. “It’s actually the busiest department as they handled 1,500 to 2,000 patients monthly. “We are grateful to them and will keep supporting them, with training and equipment, to enable them take greater strides,” the CMD said. Also speaking, Prof. Bola Adekoya, Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the hospital, said that recent research had shown that a quarter of Nigerians had one form of visual impairment or the other. Adekoya said that cataract was the leading

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