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QC and Al Basar join hands to treat 450 eye patients in Niger

QC and Al Basar join hands to treat 450 eye patients in Niger


Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Charity's (QC) 'Atta Alkheir from Doha Alkheir' (Good giving from good Doha) initiative has established a medical camp to help in treating and restoring vision of eye patients in Niger.
QC, in collaboration with Al Basar International Foundation, has contributed to restoring sight for 450 patients and providing medical consultations to more than 2,000 people during a two-day medical camp in a region suffering from eye diseases prevalence.
With a generous donation from the philanthropists in Qatar, QC has carried out the medical camp that provided medical glasses, eye medicines, cataract and strabismus surgeries that restored hope to the patients.
The medical camp supervisor stressed that organising such a camp by QC positively affected the residents of the town.
"It has mitigated and saved them from blindness," he said.
He also pointed to the need of such humanitarian initiatives which provide medical checkups and free treatment for more than 3,000 patients in addition to providing medicines and glasses. The treatment cost could not be afforded by most of the beneficiaries due to poverty and inability of people to go to the hospitals in the capital, Niamey.
Supervisor of Atta Alkheir (Good giving) initiative Hamad bin Mohammed Alshahwany said,"This initiative is attempting to set up medical camps over the year. We organised this camp as a kind of commitment to our promise that we gave when we inaugurated the Model Village.
"We are, thus, taking the responsibility to start medical camps to prevent blindness among patients in Zinder village. We look forward to restoring sight to a certain number of patients during 2017. We will also, through the efforts of the initiative's doctors team, work on achieving the dreams of patients with eye diseases."
The good people in Qatar have appealed to the public to help the poor and needy people in order to cover the expenses of conducting eye surgeries which require at least QR600.
The beneficiaries of the camp thanked the philanthropists in Qatar and Qatar Charity for their goodwill.
It is worth mentioning that 'Atta Alkheir from Doha Alkheir' initiative started its developmental projects in Niger by opening an 'Integrated model village' with a generous denotation from one of the Qatari philanthropists a short period ago. Further, the village is considered one of the developmental projects in Niger that benefited 2,000 people.
The delegation members who inaugurated the village paid visits to different areas and distributed more than 600 food packages in various areas near Niamey, the capital, and Zinder which is more than 1,000 km from Niamey.

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