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Muslim group to conduct free eye surgeries in Davao

August 12, 2016 By

A Muslim medical group is hoping to extend free eye surgery to around 400 Dabawenyos.

Dr. S. Shariq Masood, Medical Director of Al-basar International Foundation’s blindness control program, said their team of eye specialists intends to help many Dabawenyos with eye problems for free.

The medical mission is conducted in coordination with the Southern Philippines Medical Center.

The free eye surgery, which normally costs P65,000, will cater everyone in need, regardless of race, religion and culture. It will be conducted by doctors who have been involved in more or less 25,000 eye surgeries in different parts of the country, particularly in Mindanao.

“We are open for everybody and we want to help the people,” Masood said. “There are plenty of people who need this kind of surgery.”

Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, assistant city administrator for administration, said the medical mission will definitely make the lives of many Dabawenyos different.

“We are hoping that this experience of generosity from you will continue and will be expanded to other parts of the country as well,” Domingo said.

The medical group will also provide free medicines and prescription glasses.

The medical mission schedule is: Pre screening August 13 to 17, 8:00am, at the Al Mercy Center in Jacinto St, corner Quezon Blvd; Cataract operation from August 13 to 17, 8am, at the SPMC DAVAO CITY.

For more details: 09174794496 | CIO