By Bida Elly David
The national Ministry of health in collaboration with Al-Basar International Foundation from Saudi Arabia and African Revitalized Organization for Relief and Development yesterday launched an initiative for free surgical eye camp meant for visual patients.
The launch of the initiative by the trio partners was conducted at the optical premises of the Juba Teaching hospital being the main public medical facility in the country.
Recently, the National Ministry of Health in collaboration with African Revitalized Organization for Relief and Development and Al-Basar International Foundation planned to conduct a free surgical eye camp at Juba teaching hospital.
The initiative was aimed at providing optical services for citizens having eye problems who will be attended to at the main hospital.
According to the plan, the initiative was scheduled to kick-off from the 21st to 26th -July -2022 respectively.
In attendance were the Saudi Arabia Ambassador to South Sudan, representatives from African Revitalized Organization for Relief and other medical staff at the hospital.
Speaking during the event Al Bin Hassan Jafar, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to South Sudan sounded words of joy upon witnessing the collaboration of the three medical entities towards providing optical services to the Citizens in the Country.
He said it is the responsibility of the two Countries to stand towards strengthening their bilateral ties in every sector.
Furthermore Amb Al Bin pledged support to improve the medical sector in the Country through collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other partners.
“I am so thankful to all the medical staff and the administration of Juba Teaching Hospital for having recognized me today after all the necessary strategies laid for the optical surgery services for you that has finally happened and congratulations” Al Bin said. “Today is an optical remarkable day in Juba and tomorrow will be in Wau. For now, our mandate as the Saudi Arabia is to focus on saving lives by helping all those who are in need not only in areas of eye problems but hopefully we shall upgrade to deliver surgical services on areas of heart complications as well as kidneys among others” he said.
At the same occasion, Amb Al Bin Hassan promised to support the State Ministry of Health towards improving most of the health facilities that are in a complicated shape.