The Eye Clinic of the Port Moresby General Hospital have received a donation of K3, 600 to go towards their patients who urgently need a cataract surgery.
Donated by the Mrs Jenny Nades Krierngkomol, the wife of the chairman and founder of the Institute of Business Studies (IBS), Sir Mick Nades, through her See of Love Project, a project she started after her house girl (Hausmeri) suffered from eye problems and asked her for assistance to seek help.
“It was after my house girl gave me a hug of appreciation for the assistance, I felt overwhelmed with emotions that made me want to reach out and help others, especially elderly people who might be in the same situation,” said Mrs. Nades Krierngkomol.
“Papua New Guineans are kind and have a pure heart and I feel the need to help special needs people and the elderly people.”
Under this donation, See of Love will sponsor one cataract patient per month this year to receive this much needed cataract surgery and if everything works well, they will continue to support.
Speaking of POMGEN’s Chief Ophthalmologist was Dr. Robert Ko welcomed this initiative saying any help to alleviate blindness is a great help indeed.
“This is big help for our patients who really need a cataract surgery which is most common in our elderly people and I appreciate the See of Love and hope to see this initiative progress and advance,” said Dr. Ko.
“Cataract patient selections to benefit from this donation will most likely be the elderly, travelling in from remote areas and have loss of eyesight to both their eyes,” Dr. Ako continued.
“However these decision will be discussed by the Chief Ophthalmologist and all the workers in the eye clinic.”