PESHAWAR: Country Manager of the Fred Hollows Foundation Dr Rubina Gillani, along with Rashin Chaudhry, international programme coordinator of the foundation, visited the Ophthalmology Department of the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) and handed over equipment worth Rs5 million to KTH Chief Executive Dr Umar Ayub.
The KTH chief executive and ophthalmologist Dr Sadia Sethi briefed them on ophthalmic diseases, available human resources and facilities at the hospital. They pledged to develop partnership with the Fred Hollows in the best interest of patients. A team of doctors, nurses and paramedic staff will also be trained in the use of new equipment.
Dr Sadia Sethi, associate professor at the Ophthalmology Department, appreciated services of the Fred Hollows Foundation for the needy patients and thanked it for its contribution to the public sector hospital.
Dr Rubina Gillani announced up-gradation of the demonstration room for the teaching of the postgraduate and undergraduate students of the Khyber Medical College and said the multimedia, furniture, laptops, books and teaching material would be made available. Dr Umar Ayub asked for the provision of an operation theatre facility for the eye trauma victims on the analogy of trauma management in the developed countries of the world.