|World Sight Day to be launched|
|Friday, 02 September 2011 14:44|
The national launch of World Sight Day to raise awareness on the need for stakeholders to take action to reduce blindness in the country comes off on October 13 in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with its development partners will undertake cataract operations for 300 patients in the Eastern Region as part of the launching.
The exercise will be organised from October 09 to October 12 at the Suhum, Nsawam and Asamankese Government hospitals, the Koforidua Regional Hospital and the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital.
The theme for the launch is “Reducing blindness, the importance of eye care in national development”.
Dr James Addy of the Koforidua Regional Hospital Eye Clinic appealed to opinion leaders in communities to help mobilise people with cataract to enable them benefit from the exercise.