Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its eye surgery and anti-blindness medical convoy, carried out at De Martino Public Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, in cooperation with Somalias Federal Ministry of Health, the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), and the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Somalia.
The 17-day project was aimed at providing medical assistance for poor and displaced people with eye diseases in the Banaadir region, with a special focus on people with special needs and those living at camps in Mogadishu and surrounding areas.
QRCS stated that the project involved clinical examinations for 502 patients at the outpatient clinic, and eye diseases were diagnosed through fundus examination, optometry, tonometry, focal length, and ocular ultrasound, while other patients received prescriptions, 82 patients were identified as requiring surgical interventions, including major cataract surgeries, medium surgeries, and minor surgeries.
In addition, 226 lab examinations were conducted, 400 prescriptions were given to outpatients, 223 reading glasses were distributed to +40-year-old patients, 82 prescriptions and 27 sunglasses were given to patients who underwent major and medium eye surgeries, the operating room was rehabilitated, and five local medical professionals were trained.
Deputy Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia Nasser bin Ali Al Kaabi praised QRCS's role in the field of health in Somalia, as well as its significant projects to serve a large segment of Somali society.
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