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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Canadian medical team to conduct five eye clinics

A ten-member Canadian Vision Care medical team from Alberta, Canada, is expected here on Saturday to conduct five eye clinics on the East Bank Demerara (EBD).

The Central Demerara Lions Club, with headquarters at Providence, EBD would host the team, which includes three doctors, a press release from the club stated.

The team would be at Kuru-Kururu Primary School on February 19 and at Houston Community High the following day. Eye examinations would also be done at Grove Primary School on February 21; Timehri Primary on February 22 and the Central Demerara Lions Den at Providence. Patients would be seen on a first come basis, the release stated.

According to Lion Dwarka Singh, coordinator of the event, the team is expected to examine some 1,500 patients, mainly children, during the five clinics. All clinics would be held between 9 am and 5 pm and it is expected that children from neighbouring villages to the school venues would make full use of the opportunity to have eye examinations.

Team spokesman and optician, Anthony Harychan said about 400 reading glasses would be dispensed. Moreover, prescriptions for special needs would be filled on the team's return to Canada and sent back to Guyana.

The team members are expected to meet Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy, Canadian High Commissioner Bruno Picard and other officials during their tour of duty. They would also be guests at the Central Demerara Lions Club 25th anniversary dinner at the Georgetown Club on February 26, the release added.

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