PATIENTS who need eye surgery at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) but cannot afford it will now be able to have a free one, thanks to the ‘See of Love’ (SOL) project.
SOL was founded by Chanjira Jenny Nades Kriengkomol and was launched yesterday as a cheque for K3,600 presented to the PMGH eye clinic to help patients who would not afford to pay for cataract surgeries. PMGH ophthalmologist Dr Robert Ko said cataracts was a condition where the normally clear lens of the eye became cloudy and interfered with vision.
He said it was more common in older people.
Dr Ko said of the 60 patients that were attended to daily at the eye clinic, around five cataract surgeries were conducted.
He said the donation would go a long way in helping the patients that needed help the most.
The donation to PMGH was made in partnership with the Institute of Business Studies University (IBSU).
Kriengkomol, the wife of IBSU founder Sir Mick Nades, said she decided to donate K150 from her salary every month to the clinic and IBSU came on board with another K150 which made it a K300 monthly contribution.
She said K300 could cover the cost of one surgery.
Source : The National / PNG Health News
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