|Cataract surgery has always remained one of the vital surgeries in the
community, especially for senior citizens. The surgery is observed as an
important intervention that changes lives, but does not necessarily save lives
and is therefore an unfortunate subject in the competition for resources.
Due to limited capital and human resources, Ugu Health District had a long waiting list of people who were supposed to have cataract surgery in the past months. The Health District and dedicated local NGOs like the Lions Club, The Rotary Club, The Ilala Club and The Sai Organisation went into partnership and organized a high volume cataract camp from the 25th till 29th June 2012 at GJ Crookes Hospital where a total of 197 patients received the Cataract Surgery operation.
A group of three doctors from India volunteered their services to the community
of Ugu District with the assistance of other local specialists. Patients who
could not go home after the surgery because of long distance were accommodated
overnight at GJ Crookes.
GJ Crookes hospital
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