On May 13-14, 2023, Lions Eye Diabetes Clinic – Georgia conducted free ophthalmological examinations for the veterans of war and defense forces and their family members living in Zugdidi Municipality. The campaign was organized by the State Service of Veterans’ Affairs as a part of the memorandum of cooperation. A team of 13 qualified doctors (ophthalmologists, endocrinologists) x participated in the charity healthcare campaign using the latest model technologies.
106 beneficiaries of the State Service benefited from the charity healthcare campaign; more than 250 visits were paid. Veterans and their family members were also given 254 optical glasses free of charge.
Jandri Ubiria, Deputy Director of the State Service of Veteran Affairs, Revaz Gabunia, Head of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Division of the Regional Management Department of the Service, Vazha Dalakishvili, the representative of the Social Affairs and Accounting-Analytical Department of the Service, got acquainted with the progression of the campaign.
It is noteworthy that Lions Eye Diabetes Clinic – Georgia has held a second consecutive charity healthcare campaign for veterans and their family members in Zugdidi Municipality in the current year. The Clinic launched its first free healthcare campaign in March, 2023, within the framework of which mini-surgical operations were performed on beneficiaries in need. Within the framework of both campaigns, 195 beneficiaries of the Service were given a qualified ophthalmological examination.
The memorandum of cooperation between the State Service of Veteran Affairs and Lions Eye Diabetes Clinic – Georgia was signed in 2016 and has been renewed annually. Free healthcare campaigns will become permanent across the country.
Within the framework of existing memorandum of cooperation with various medical institutions, charity healthcare campaigns for veterans and their family members will be held throughout Georgia, regarding which the veterans will be notified in advance.