The year 2020 starts in style as Bwindi Community Hospital (BCH) receives dental and eye equipment to enhance service delivery in these disciplines.
A list of ophthalmic instruments have been donated to fully equip a consulting room including, slit lamp, tonometer, visual field screener, ophthalmoscope, retinoscope, focimeter, set of trial lenses, trial frame plus a full range of accessories. This will enable credible eye-care service delivery at BCH.
BCH has also secured a Sight First grant worth US$15,000 from the Lions Clubs International to facilitate training of an Ophthalmic Clinical Officer and further equipment for the hospital’s eye clinic.
By offering both hospital-based and out-reach community eye-care services to thousands of people, a wide range of potentially blinding eye conditions will be diagnosed and treated. Such an objective is in direct keeping with BCH’s Vision 2020.
Also related to this, a dental camp was conducted in October last year by Dr. Jean Creasy and the team where over 130 people benefited from services that included; Silver Diamine Fluoride (S.D.F) caries arrest and Glass Ionomer (G.I) fillings, tooth extractions and oral health education.
The hospital is in high gear towards setting up modern dental and eye units that will also offer training and skills in dental and eye care through its training institution Uganda College of Health Sciences- Bwindi.
BCH is thankful to its partners; Dr. Jean Creasy and team, The Hope Alliance, Debbie Young and the Sight 4 Bwindi team for your support towards restoring the smiles and vision among the people of Bwindi and the surrounding communities.