Franciscan hospital corrects cataracts
A team of 16 doctors joined the Union of Eye Specialist Doctors in Yogyakarta on March 20 to operate on 50 people with cataracts in St. Joseph Hospital in Kulonprogo, Yogyakarta.
“This is the second program. We organized similar program last September,” Doctor Agustinus Soebagjo, the hospital’s director, said.
The Catholic layman said 110 people had registered for the rare opportunity, but only 50 patients were operated on. The program was run until Sunday midnight.
He also said many people responded to the program as it was announced during Sunday Masses and through local government institutions.
“We do not care about patients’ religious backgrounds. We serve them all,” he said.
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