Chinese medical team completes 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka

A visiting Chinese medical team has successfully completed 503 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka’s Kalutara General Hospital in the south, as part of their first overseas charitable mission, a press statement by the Chinese Embassy said.

The delegation are part of “Lifeline Express,” China’s mobile eye hospital specializing in charitable medical activities.

The project was titled “Brightness Action” and was praised by the Sri Lankan government.

During the one-month operation, the Chinese doctors conducted cataract surgeries for 503 low income Sri Lankan patients, helping them successfully recover their eyesight.

The medical team also consulted more than 700 patients and carried out technical trainings and exchange programs introducing advanced ophthalmology surgical techniques to local doctors and nurses.

All medical services provided by Lifeline Express were free of charge.

The Chinese medical team consisted of eminent eye physicians from Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) with modern medical equipment and instruments.

The charity project in Sri Lanka began on Nov 20.

Founded in 1921, PUMCH is a leading Chinese national hospital with high reputation for its full range of disciplines, cutting-edge technologies and outstanding specialties, the statement said.

Courtesy – (Xinhua)

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