Eye care aware­ness

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Richard Springo­rum

FIFTY-FOUR pa­tients un­der­went free eye screen­ing tests at Melomed Hos­pi­tal on Fri­day morn­ing cour­tesy of Dr Sha­neel Singh with the in­ten­tion of hav­ing their eyes checked for di­a­betes, cataracts and cysts.

The ini­tia­tive aims at cre­at­ing eye health aware­ness among the lo­cal com­mu­nity and to aid the over­flow­ing gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals by treat­ing and screen­ing pa­tients.

Dr Singh screened 20 pa­tients in his first round.

All pa­tients who did not have med­i­cal aid, were given re­fer­ral let­ters as well as ap­point­ment dates at var­i­ous gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals, with the pri­vate pa­tients get­ting the nec­es­sary treat­ment at Melomed.

An­gela Goven­der has her eyes ex­am­ined by Dr Sha­neel Singh

Kr­ishni Mood­ley ben­e­fited from the free eye ex­am­i­na­tion that she re­ceived on Fri­day at Melomed Hos­pi­tal

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