KOREA COMMUNITY/LASUTH KICKS OFF FREE CATARACT SURGERIES IN LAGOS

Efforts to reduce visually impaired problems in Lagos State gained a massive boost today with the kick off of free cataract surgeries for over 100 patients in a partnership between Korean Community and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital LASUTH.

The Chief Medica Director of LASUTH, Prof. Wale Oke praised representatives of the Korean team when he was paid a courtesy call in his office welcoming them to Lagos and LASUTH particularly after same gesture was extended to lagosians last year.

According to him “I am overwhelmed by your presence and good heart to give sight to patients who have cataract problems in Lagos State. You did over a hundred last year and here u are again all for free. Thank you. We are very greatful”.

The CMD however said LASUTH will be Oliver Twist and will therefore ask for more in the area of training for our doctors to be able to carry out surgeries in highly technical areas on our own while requesting for assistance and free procedures in other areas apart from cataract.

“We appreciate your support on cataract but we look forward to more in other areas of medicine and i am be ready to sponsor our doctors to understudy your expertise in this area and other areas of medical practice and I wish u will grant my request” Oke appealed.

Korea Team leader, Dr Kim thanked the management team for their hospitality and creating a good environment for his team to carry out a successful program last year and expressed optimism that this year’s effort will be a great.

LASUTH Head of Opthalmology, Dr Modupe Idris praised the Korean Team for keeping up to this huge favour for cataract patients in Nigeria while thanking the CMD for supporting the Korwan effort.

The project which is sponsored by the Korean Energy Production Company, KEPCO, Vision Care and LASUTH providing local facility for a successul patnership is the second in the series with a promise for expanded and continued collaboration.








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