Mobile Eye Clinic commences in the Central Division successfully
The recently launched Mobile Eye Clinic has commenced with a free outreach program at the Wainibokasi Hospital from the 4th of May, 2015.
During its first week of operation, 304 patients received eye treatment, including 8 laser treatments, and the numbers are expected to increase with more patients booked in for surgery.
The fully equipped Mobile Eye Clinic is capable of providing patients with comprehensive eye care, and offers services including eye surgery, lasers, refraction (for determining which eye glasses a patient might need), and the diagnosis of other eye conditions.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is advising residents in the Nausori area to take full advantage of this free service to address their eye issues.
The Mobile Eye Clinic will also visit Korovou Hospital and Navua Hospital later this year, and the dates will be publicized accordingly.
The Minister for Health and Medical Services said the Government remains committed to providing quality health service to all people irrespective of their locations.
“Our Government has a policy of delivering high quality healthcare on outreach, going into regional communities which might not otherwise have access to specialist medical services”, said Mr Usamate.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services acknowledges the collaborative partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation through the Pacific Eye Institute for providing mobile eye services in easily accessible locations.