Pakistan Eye Bank Society (PEBS) charity hospital will perform the surgeries as a gesture of goodwill
The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has announced that a Chinese team of ophthalmologists would perform 500 free eye surgeries at a charity healthcare facility in Karachi in January.
The operations will be carried out as part of ‘Bright Journey Pakistan’, a delegation of the International Exchange and Cooperation China (IHECC), headed by its deputy director Hu Meiqi, announced on Wednesday during a press conference.
PMA secretary general Dr Qaisar Sajjad said that this is in pursuance of the collaboration of the medical associations of the two countries to strengthen the Pakistan-China medical corridor.
The surgeries will be performed at the Pakistan Eye Bank Society (PEBS) charity hospital in North Karachi between January 10 and January 24 and the registration of patients will begin from December 1.
It was informed to the media that a Chinese delegate of the International Health Exchange Cooperation-China (IHECC) would soon be visiting Pakistan to finalize the project arrangements.
The four-member Chinese delegation headed by Hu Meiqi Deputy Director IHECC also signed a memorandum of understanding with their Pakistani counterparts and pledged to bear all expenses of a free eye camp as a gift from China to deserving patients in Pakistan.
Director PEBS and PMA’s Treasurer Dr. Qazi Wasiq informed that the Chinese team had already visited the hospital to analyze the situation and facilities available. The team has also discussed the protocols and the ideal operating system for the planned eye camp.
He further said he hopes that such kind of activities would also be happening in other fields of medicine in future throughout Pakistan.