September 29, 2023

Vision 2020 launched in Surigao del Sur


TANDAG CITY – The provincial government here successfully launched the Vision 2020 – Surigao del Sur – the Right to Sight program, in partnership with the Physicians for Peace-Seeing Clearly, a non-government organization based in USA.

Anchored on its theme: “Marajaw na Panan-aw Surigao”, the activity was highlighted with the cataract-squint surgical and eye care mission held at the Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center (ASTMMC) to less fortunate or poorest of the poor residents of this province. The surgical mission will run until Friday, July 22.

Dr. Pyton Neatrour, renowned ophthalmologist of Beach Eye Care in Virginia, USA performed cataract surgeries along with volunteer ophthalmologists in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Physician for Peace-Seeing Clearly Program Director Dr. Chris Buniel also conducted series of eye examinations, refraction, as well as dispensing of prescription eyeglasses and reading glasses with other local optometrists.

In his message, Surigao del Sur Governor Pimentel assured that the provincial government will support this program aimed to minimize blindness by 2020. According to the Governor, thru private-public partnership, everyone is involved in this project.

Meanwhile, according to Dr. Noel Chua, Chair, DOH-National Committee for Sight Preservation (NCSP), Surigao del Sur is the first province in Mindanao to benefit the services of Seeing Clearly Program thru private-public partnership. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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