June 6, 2014

Lions host 39th free eye clinic

Members of Kingstown – SVG Lions Club successfully concluded the 39th session of free eye clinics in St Vincent and the Grenadines last week.{{more}}

This feat was accomplished with overwhelming support from the USA Mobile Medical Mission Hospital. The Mission’s team consisted of three ophthalmologists, one optometrist, an ENT surgeon, three registered nurses and a dozen general assistants.

A fraction of the 20-member mission gave yeomen service at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where eye surgeries were performed, while the majority served tirelessly at the medical facility at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex during the final week in May.

The initial eye examinations which were carried out at the latter venue, were complemented by free eye glasses for all those in need.

At the conclusion of the clinics, a number totalling over 600 persons benefitted from the eye care services rendered this year.

Meanwhile, the Kingstown Lions Club handed over a quantity of pharmaceutical drugs and an associated machine to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. This donation was made possible through Dr Bob Fisch of the Mobile Medical Mission Hospital USA.

The deputy hospital administrator (acting) Andrew Williams, in recognising the significant contribution of the pharmaceutical supplies to the hospital, also expressed gratitude on the staff’s behalf after the formal presentation by the club’s president.