Hundreds of people
with eye complications flocked to Lira Regional Referral Hospital to get free
The medical camp that started
on Monday was organized by the Pakistani Association in Lira with the support of
the Overseas Pakistani Global Foundation Africa.
The five doctors from Pakistan, the USA, and the UK are offering eye screening and
cataract surgeries in the exercise that is expected to target more than 5,000
By Monday, over 300 people were screened and booked for immediate surgeries
while others received prescribed medication.
alias Monbwonyo, the Clan Chief of Arak- Okweroyitu from Kole District who was
among the people who were treated says that he has been struggling with poor
vision for almost 30 years. He says that he is optimistic that the operation
will grant him relief.
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Takayula, 45-year-old traveled all the way from Kamuli District for a second surgery
on his left eye. Takayula had developed a condition that led to total
blindness while in Kampala city where he was a Boda- Boda rider.
Robert Mwesigwa, Takayula’s younger brother says that he is excited that his father
will be able to regain both his sight after the operation.
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Apong, a resident of Owiti village, Amuca ward in Lira City West division is
excited about her father’s operation.
Apong, her 67-year-old father was scheduled for an eye Operation in 2020 but
the operation could not be done due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Akoli from Amolatar District is disappointed that her sight problem cannot be
handled by the medics due to her old age. The 86-year-old was only given drugs
and advised to go back home because her poor vision came as a result of old
Meanwhile, Ssikandar Iftikhar, the Founder of Overseas Pakistan Global
Foundation Africa explained that the camp targeted people with eye problems
because their treatment requires a specialist.
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The three- days exercise has attracted people from entire northern Uganda