COMSTECH in collaboration with Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) will conduct a free eye camp in Nadgemana, Chad on May 21st and May 28th, 2023.
In this regard, an eight-member delegation of Pakistani ophthalmologists from LRBT and COMSTECH officials is set to leave for Nadgemana, Chad on 21 May 2023 to conduct this important eight-day activity to conduct more than 400 free cataract surgeries.
The team will also be training local doctors in the latest cataract surgery techniques, conducting post-operative examinations of patients, and launching an awareness campaign targeting youth to prevent avoidable blindness. Furthermore, COMSTECH, with the assistance of IsDB, has planned to provide a two-year specialized post-graduate training program to 16 African ophthalmologists in diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma surgery at local institutes.
The event is being jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank, the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), and Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT).
COMSTECH, in collaboration with IsDB and LRBT, has already conducted a free eye camp in Niamey, Niger last year 2022. This free eye camp aims to support the OIC least developed member states in Africa.
The COMSTECH and Pakistani ophthalmologists team is committed to providing free eye care services to the underprivileged communities of Chad, said Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH. He said , we believe that everyone has the right to access healthcare services, regardless of their financial position. He assured that COMSTECH would continue its humble efforts to support OIC member states in Africa with the support and help of IsDB and LRBT.
The free eye camp will be held at the local hospital in Nadgemana in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Chad. The team of ophthalmologists will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and will work tirelessly to provide high-quality eye care services to those in need.
We are proud to be part of this initiative and are looking forward to serving the people of Chad,” said the team members. They said we aim to help as many people as possible and to leave a positive impact on the local community.
This eye camp is a testament to the commitment of COMSTECH, IsDB, and LRBT to improve the health and well-being of the people in the African Least Developed Countries of the OIC. The event is expected to have a significant impact on the lives of those who will receive free eye care services in Nadgemana, Chad.