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*Govt’s cataract campaign gathers momentum

The Ministry of Health gave itself a healthy pat on the back on Friday, bringing the curtain down on a successful second leg of the National Cataract Surgery Campaign.

Building on from the first expedition which took place in Mahalapye in June, part two of the initiative ran in Kweneng district from 31 July to 26 August with surgeries carried out at Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH).

In total, the team completed 701 cataract surgeries, smashing their target of 600 and bringing the total number of procedures accomplished in the campaign to over 1, 200.

The operation is aimed at reduc...

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