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LASUTH, South Korea firm perform free cataract surgery

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The LASUTH CMD said the partnership with the South Korean representative would help to bring about technical transfer of knowledge to the hospital and support to people living with cataract in Nigeria.

A South Korean health institution, Vision Care, on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to undertake free treatment of cataract for 100 persons.

The delegation from South Korea was led by its Consul General, Mr. Lee Young Hwan and Team Manager, Vision Care, Mr. Song Daeyong, while the LASUTH team was led by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof Wale Oke. Others members of LASUTH team included Head of Eye Clinic, Dr. Modupe Idris, and Deputy Director, Clinical Services, Dr. Victor Adewale.

The LASUTH CMD said the partnership with the South Korean representative would help to bring about technical transfer of knowledge to the hospital and support to people living with cataract in Nigeria.

“This initiative will lend a helping hand to our ophthalmologists by providing free services and care for the people of Lagos, especially indigent persons living with cataract and other visual impairments.

“I commend the magnanimity of our friends from South Korea for their interest in LASUTH and Lagos State and their undying commitment to restore vision in people who cannot afford the cost of surgery.

Speaking, the head of Vision Care team, Daeyong, said the mission was to alleviate the suffering of those suffering from cataract and other eye diseases.

Also, Dr Modupe Idris said that the Department of Eye Clinic was ready to provide the necessary technical and personnel support toward a hitch-free surgery to more than 100 patients.



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