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Free cataract surgery to more areas in Myanmar’s Mandalay

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MANDALAY (Xinhua) – Medical teams of Myanmar and China have began launching free eye surgery to 200 patients in Myanmar’s Mandalay region.

It is the fifth time the medical teams have been conducting eye surgery under the free cataract surgery programme.

To date, about 1,000 Myanmar patients have benefited from the programme, Wan Lijun, chairman of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, said.

Under the programme, a medical team from China’s Kunming has been conducting free cataract surgery in cooperation with local medical team at the Jivitadana Sangha hospital in Mandalay.

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