Heart to Heart, an organisation that deals with blindness through Trachoma Elimination Project, yesterday handed over a vitrector machine valued at K5.2 million to Lions Sight First Hospital within the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital complex in Blantyre.
Speaking during the handover in Blantrye, the organisation’s country director Boyce Nyirenda said they have been providing surgical services to minimise blindness, especially among children.
He said: “Through this machine, we will provide surgical services to primary school learners in the Southern Region.
“We are happy that over the years, we have eliminated trachoma in 170 schools and screened 18 300 primary school learners in Machinga.”
On his part, Lions Sight First Hospital head Gerald Msukwa thanked Heart to Heart for the machine, saying the one they had previously had broken down.
He said: “With this partnership, we will be able to do our job efficiently.”
The Lions Sight First Hospital was financed by Lions Clubs and their partners.