A five-member medical team from a Chinese university recently performed free eye surgery on 68 patients in Samoa.
The health specialists from Guangdong were led by Chen Weirong, who is a Professor and Deputy Director of the Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong Province, China.
The September 5-6 trip to Samoa is the fourth for the medical delegation from Guangdong Province of China in four consecutive years and is a part of Guangdong’s assistance to Samoa.
The visiting health professionals are some of China’s top eye specialists.
The patients who had their sight recovered expressed their gratitude to the visiting medical delegation.
Last year’s medical delegation to Samoa was led by Luo Juan, vice chairlady of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province. The group included three ophthalmology (eye) doctors and a nurse, who provided free cataract surgery to patients at the Apia National Hospital in Moto’otua.
The group also presented medical equipment and medicine to the National Health Service.