Commemoration of World Sight Day & Eyecare Awareness Month
5 Oct 2011The MEC for Health in province, Mr Mxolisi Sokatsha, in collaboration with the South-African National Council for the Blind (SANCB), its agency the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness division and Vodacom, will commemorate annual World Sight Day, on 12 October 2011, as part of October Eye Care Awareness month in the Frances Baard District in the Northern Cape Province.
During the month of October, the global attention is focused on blindness and vision impairment and World Sight Day will be commemorated in 2011 under the theme: “Delivering eye care to the communities”
A number of build-up activities are scheduled as follows:
| Date|| Venue|| Activity|
| Wednesday,05 October 2011|
| Ritchie Clinic-11h00|| MEC Handing over of spectacles, screening and treatment of eye problems|
| Thursday,06 October 2011|
| Platfontein Clinic-11h00|| MEC Handing over of spectacles, screening and treatment of eye problems|
| Friday,07 October 2011|| Prof ZK Matthews Hospital-|
| Referral Clinic|
| Monday 10 - Friday 14 October|
|Prof ZK Matthews Hospital-|
| Cataract Blitz-Eye operations|
| Wednesday, 12 October 2011|
| Be Beershoogte Community Hall : Barkley-West-14h00|| World Sight Day event|
| Thursday 20-Friday 22 October|| Kimberley|| Parliament for the Blind|
Eye Screening, Spectacles and Eye operations will be done free of charge.
Similar eye awareness tours will be embarked upon in the next three months in the Pixley-Ka Seme,Siyanda and Namaqua districts respectively.
Our media partners are cordially invited to the abovementioned activities, especially 5 and 6 October 2011 and the main event on 12 October 2011 where the MEC will be present.
Working together, we can do more!
Andrid F. Scholtz
Tel: 053 830 2000
Cell: 082 447 9696
Fax: 053 833 1925
Issued by: Northern Cape Health
5 Oct 2011
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