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Leader of St. Paul Coptic Medical Mission, Amonet Mokhtar Bashra speaks to media yesterday at Buluk Eye Clinic in Juba (Photo: Wadeng Albino)

By Kitab A Unango

Patients with various eye problems have started receiving free consultations and treatment at Buluk Eye Clinic in Juba yesterday.

The one week treatment is being carried out by Egyptian specialists from St. Paul Coptic Medical Mission, a faith based organization belonging to Orthodox in Egypt.

The specialists will be treating various eye problems among the prevalent cataract in the country.

Speaking to media yesterday, Amonet Mokhtar Bashra, leader of St. Paul Coptic Medical Mission, said they will be attending to 200 patients per day, offering free consultation and surgical operations.

“Our services will be free of charge to people of South Sudan with different eye problems,” Mokhtar said.

“We love South Sudanese. We shall be here after every two months to serve people of South Sudan,” Mokhtar added.

She said the mission wanted to extend Egyptians’ solidarity to South Sudan because the country has a shared history with Egypt since years immemorial.

She called on patients to turn up for the free treatment.

John Achuong Samuel, one of the patients congratulated the mission for offering free eye treatment to people in the country.

“I am very happy today. Some of us could not afford the cost of treatment. Now that I have got treatment for free, I thank them (the mission) so much,” Achuong said.

Margret Agoro, 56, said, “Thank God, I was not able to get the money. My eyes have all gone deem. I don’t see because of lack of money to do operation.”

This is the first time for the mission to treat patients in Juba, Mokhtar said.  For the past two years, they have been treating patients in Yirol and Wau.

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