Chinese doctors perform over 10,000 free cataract surgeries in Cambodia, Laos

(Xinhua) 16:46, September 12, 2023

NANNING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese doctors have performed a total of 10,059 surgeries at no cost to cataract patients in Cambodia and Laos, according to health authorities.

The surgeries were made under a medical aid program launched in May 2018 to eliminate cataract-induced blindness, which is part of a Belt and Road cooperation project carried out by south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

A total of 132 ophthalmology specialists from Guangxi have been sent in 19 batches to the two countries since then.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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