Peking University First Hospital concludes train-based cataract mission
Peking: Peking University First Hospital (PKUFH) concluded its latest mission of “Health Express” recently, which brought free surgery to financially challenged cataract patients through a mobile clinic made out of railway carriages. The three-month mission started on October 10 and treated 1210 patients in Sanmenxia of Henan province. The mission also included trainings to local staff.
“Health Express” is a charitable campaign initiated in Hong Kong in 1997. Over the last 23 years, it has patched out 187 missions, treating 210,000 patients in 28 provinces.
PKUFH has been a contributor to this campaign since 2000. It has sent over 30 doctors to nearly 20 provinces, restoring sight to 25,000 patients.