Mukono residents get free eye treatment
Publish Date: Sep 18, 2008
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By Alex Bukumunhe

OVER 600 people with eye defects have received free treatment at Ntenjeru Presbyterian Church in Ntenjeru-Kojja sub-county, Mukono district.

They were treated by a team of seven American doctors and nurses of the African Christian Institute in Texas.

The team was led by Dr. JD Bonnen. They set up a screening centre at the church on Monday from where they have been treating people. The exercise is ending today.

“We are targeting 1,000 people. We were overwhelmed by the huge turn up on the first day. We hope to take 100 people with complications for operation to Mengo Hospital where we have stationed our modern equipment,” Bonnen said.

He added that they gave spectacles to patients with sight problems and those with minor defects were treated at Ntenjeru.

Keefa Sempangi, the founder of Presbyterian Church in Uganda, on whose invitation the doctors came, said they hoped to construct hospitals and schools at all their churches in Mukono.

He said they also help over 80 child-headed families in Mukono.

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