This donation is a shot in the arm of the hospital to strengthen the health institutionís efforts to deliver the all-important eye care services to patients. The MGMH serves a population of 1,700 000 people in the northern part of Durban. Its Eye Clinic receives patients from Non-Governmental Organisations and Health institutions viz:- Osindisweni Hospital; Newtown A, Inanda C, KwaMashu, Tongaat and Phoenix Community Health Centres; all Provincial and Local Government clinics and five Old Age Homes in the area.
The hospital was identified as a second Sight Saver in eThekwini District in the year 2003. It has established an eye clinic that boasts the state-of-the art equipment for the refractive services and its ophthalmic equipment has been operational since September 2008. Principal amongst the objectives of the eye care clinic is restoration of sight; prevention of avoidable blindness and extended reflective services to all clinics and hospitals without eye care services.
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