KARACHI, April 25: Free surgical treatment was provided to 171 cataract patients at the Civil Hospital Karachi by a seven-member Chinese medical team under the Bring Light Tour programme on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Headed by Prof Wang Jum of the Beijing Tony Ran Hospital, the team comprising two doctors, two nurses, an official and an engineer also provided medicines to the patients.

The visiting team, which had earlier carried out 300 surgeries at the Mayo Hospital of Lahore, will implant intraocular lens in 200 cataract patients in Karachi and complete their job by Thursday.According to a senior CHK official, Dr Munir Quraishy is coordinating with the Chinese team. He conducted pre-operation examinations of the patients, who reported at the hospital’s OPD or were referred from various hospitals in the city, said the official.—Staff Reporter

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