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DESPERATE: A simple operation could restore Keemetsekgosi

Widow goes blind after lengthy wait to remove cataracts

Around 300 people in and around Maun are in danger of going blind as they wait their turn for surgical treatment at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital.

Sources from the government-owned hospital suggest the institute’s theatre is in a terrible state and thus operations have not been carried out ‘in a long time’.

“It is bad. The ceiling is falling and the rainy season has made matters worse. No surgeon in their sane mind can perform surgery under such an unhygienic environment,” claimed an insider.

It is believed hundreds of ey...

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