According to the sources of Daily Notable, Dr. Babar Qureshi, co-chair for International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB-EMR), Director, Inclusive Eye Health and Tropical Diseases (UK) visited College and inst. Ophthalmology Mayo Hospital.
During his visit, he appreciated the tremendous dedication of Prof. Asad Aslam Khan for bringing transformation in prevention of blindness in Pakistan through National Eyecare Plan. He praised COAVS staff under the leadership of Prof Zahid Kamal Siddiqui on immaculate service delivery and HR development in eyecare.
Prof Zahid Kamal Siddiqui informed that the ophthalmic fraternity in Pakistan has achieved the mammothic task of reducing the prevalence of blindness from 1.78 to 0.50. Moreover, we are on the verge of being declared Trachoma Free Country.
Dr. Babar Qureshi visited operation theatre, diagnostic department, optometry skill labs and low vision clinic to appreciate CBM’s support and contribution for the benefit to marginalised patients coming to Mayo Hospital.
He also inaugurated optometry skill lab established by CBM to Mayo Hospital Lahore. Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Country Director, CBM, reiterated his resolve to support COAVS-KEMU in the prevention of blindness. – PUNA