September 23, 2017

Eye specialists provide free treatment in Kalay

Local eye patients receive medical checkups from specialist.  Photo: Ju Nine
Local eye patients receive medical checkups from specialist.
Photo: Ju Nine

PROFESSOR Dr U Mya Aung and a group of eye specialists arrived at the Sitagu Arojadana Hospital in Kalay Township, Sagaing Region on Sunday to provide free medical treatment. They came at the invitation of the Sitagu Sayadaw, a local abbot, and the Sitagu International Buddhist Missionary Association.
The medical team includes two British ophthalmologists.
A total of 1,274 eye patients registered to be seen by the medical team. Among them, 270 patients needed surgery and 70 cleft lip patients were examined at the hospital in preparation for operations. Kalay’s Sitagu Arojadana Hospital was first opened in 2009 with funding from private donors, as well as the Sangha. To date, it has treated 6,911 eye patients, of whom 1,576 patients underwent eye operations.

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