In a remarkable demonstration of international collaboration and goodwill, Indian Navy, Kenya Navy, Lamu County Government Department of Health and Mombasa Eye Hospital jointly conducted an eye medical camp at King Fahad Hospital in Lamu Island.
Hosted at Kenya Navy Base Manda Bay, the medical outreach was carried out by medical experts from Indian Navy Ship (INS) SUMEDHA, Kenya Navy and complemented by professionals from the Mombasa Eye Hospital.
INS SUMEDHA arrived in Kenya for a 3 day diplomatic visit and is docked at the LAPSSET Jetty.
This joint effort whose aim was to provide specialized eye care to Lamu residents brought onboard skilled ophthalmologist and support staff who provided comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosis and treatment of various ocular conditions; a milestone in the collaborative initiative.
Led by the Commander Kenya Navy Base Manda Bay Brigadier Thomas Ng’ang’a, the team expressed enthusiasm for the camp and accentuated the team’s commitment to serving the local community.
“We are privileged to join hands with our uniformed counterparts from the Indian Navy, Lamu County Government and other stakeholders to address the eye health needs of the people in Lamu Island. Our collective aim is to provide accessible and quality eye care services to all,” stated the Base Commander.
The outreach program targeted not only eye screenings and treatments but also awareness sessions on preventive eye care practices, emphasizing the importance of regular check-ups and early intervention for maintaining good ocular health.