A total of over 2000 eye patients in Teso Sub Region have benefited from the eye screening and surgery exercise that was conducted in Serere late last week.
The free eye screening and Cataract surgery Camp was organized by Northern Indian Cultural Association of Uganda in partnership with Fred Opolot the MP for Pingire County.
According to Gulshan Ram the Indian Association chairperson in Uganda, NICA Uganda started a project named Your Vision, Our Mission with an aim of catering and solving eye problems for the underprivileged in Uganda who cannot afford basic eye care like spectacles, surgery, and medicine among others.
He notes that they have also conducted over 100 cataract surgeries for those in Serere and the neighboring districts.
Fred Opolot the chairperson parliamentary forum for the Indian communities in Uganda appreciated the intervention of Indians, specifically the north Indian association for accepting to come in to save lives of poor Ugandans.
Opolot has on the other hand challenged the Ugandan Government to set aside the budget that will help in treatment of eye problems.
Meanwhile several beneficiaries have commended MPs Fred Opolot and Anne Adeke Ebaju for the support rendered unto them.
Faith Norah Auma, one of the beneficiaries from Ocokican in Soroti District said that her eye issues have been settled and she can now read the Bible and see vividly.
She was among the team of over 400 people from Soroti District who were taken by Area MP Anne Adeke Ebaju.
John Peter Enyagu and Jane Ineno also beneficiaries said that this opportunity is a rare one and encouraged the government to work with various partners in helping the less privileged access eye treatment. Treatment of eye problems in Uganda costs around 200,000 to 700,000 shillings