By William Madouk Garang
At least 500 patients have received a free eye, dental and minor surgery treatment at Juba Teaching hospital as it marked the last day.
The initiative was executed by Arms of Care International a US-based organization who had also offered eye glasses, wheelchairs and patients counseling among many others things.
According to Arms of Care International, an estimated number of about five hundred had been recorded as patient influx in large numbers to benefit from short medical mission that ended yesterday.
“We have treated so far approximately about five hundred patients, we have not put together all the records therefore, we can’t give you the exact figure,” said one staff.
Trinity energy an independent energy company based in South Sudan was the host of the Arms Care International, a nonprofit medical service organization.
“We are here in South Sudan because we were introduced by a friend (Trinity Energy) they told us to come. So when we came, we treat people for free for medical problems such as eye diseases, dental problems and minor surgery,” said the president of Arms of Care International, Dr. Michael Obiekwe in an exclusive interview.
Trinity Energy is one of the giant retail petroleum footprint company in South Sudan serving over 25,000 customers a month. Recently the company had announced the plans to increased storage capacity to over 75 million liters.
This came after the firm completed the construction of a new two-million liter storage tank in its Nesitu Depot.