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NGO Donates $73,000 Eye Care Equipment To Five Health Facilities In Ashanti Region.

Orbis International Ghana, a Non Governmental Organization based in Ghana has presented vision equipment worth $ 73,000 to five health facilities in the Ashanti Region with the aim at supporting the beneficiaries to use the goods to enhance improving eye problems in the region.


The donation also form part of the organization's activities that lead to the integration of primary eye care into the health sector.


The five health outfits who benefited from the offer include Kumasi South Hospital Mankranso Government Hospital in the Ahafo Ano South West District, Nkawie Government Hospital in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district, Abuakwa Polyclini and Obuasi Government Hospital in the Obuasi East District respectively.


The items include ophthalmoscopes, pediatric trial frames, adult trial frames, focimeters, cataract sets, chalazion sets, minor surgery sets, operating microscopes, and visual acuity charts.


The rest were magnifying loupes, pinholes, instrument drum large, occludes, visual activity charts (LED), trial lens sets, retinoscopes, indirect ophthalmoscopes, visual field test machines, and cauteries.


Presenting the equipment to the Ashanti Regional Health Director at a briefing ceremony, Mr Adolf Ollenu, Programme Manager of Orbis Ghana disclosed that the motive behind the donation was to provide quality eye care services to the underserved communities at a minimal cost.


He said the beneficiary facilities were part of a primary eye project being implemented by his outfit.


Mr Ollenu hinted that the focus was to fight preventable and treatable blindness.


Adding, as part of our activities and interventions, we have procured equipment for distribution to these facilities to improve service delivery. 


This is because most of the health facilities were under-resourced in the area of eye care services.


 He stressed the need to provide them with the requisite equipment to enable them deliver efficiently.


Mr Ollenu on this note charged the general public to take good care of their eye and stop putting things like salty water and others in their eyes when they sense eye problems.


Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, Regional Director of Health Services who received the equipment on behalf of the beneficiaries praised Orbis International for the intervention and pledged to ensure they were put to good use.


He said the equipment would go a long way to enhance quality eye care delivery in the beneficiary facilities.

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