St. John’s, Antigua: Antiguans and Barbudans will soon get another opportunity to receive free eye care services with the visit of a medical team from the Bolvarian Republic of Venezuela.
In a continuing effort to strengthen the traditional bonds of friendship between both countries and the willingness to promote and foster the well-being of their respective societies, the Bolvarian Republic of Venezuela has agreed to include patients from Antigua and Barbuda in its Miracle Mission Program.
The Venezuelan Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda Mr. Carlos Perez states that the Mission Miracle has already restored the sight of thousands of people from several countries in South America and aims to restore the sight of thousands of others in the region by 2015.
Advisor to the Minister of Health and the Environment Mrs. Simone Nicholas said an eight-member delegation will arrive in Antigua on May 30th to screen persons suffering from vision-related diseases such as Cataract and Pterygium Fleshiness. Screening will be conducted from Sunday, May 31st through Saturday, June 6th, 2015.
Individuals are invited to call the Ministry of Health at telephone number 462-5522 between the hours of 9am – 4pm to register.