World’s only Flying Eye Hospital is coming to Bangladesh. The Flying Eye Hospital of Orbis International will land for the 10th time in Bangladesh on November 16, 2017 and will stay up to December 4, 2017 at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong.
Professor Deen Mohd. Noorul Huq, Ex DG, DGHS under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare officially declared it at a press briefing organised by Orbis International, Bangladesh Country Program at CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital on Tuesday.
Prof. AHM Enayet Hussain, ADG (Planning & Development) of DGHS, MoH&FW; Prof. Md. Sarfuddin Ahmed, Acting Vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University; Prof. Ava Hossain, Vice-President of Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Prof. Forhad Hossain, Head Paediatric Unit, National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital; Dr. Munir Ahmed, Country Director & Mohammed Alauddin, Director of Programs, Orbis International, Bangladesh Country Program; Dr. Murtuza Nuruddin, Chittagong Eye Infirmary & Training Complex, Toufiq Maruf, President, Bangladesh Health Reporters’ Forum and journalists from print and electronic media and Officials of Orbis International, Bangladesh Country Program were present at the briefing.
They said Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is the world’s only US-accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a MD10 aircraft. It is a teacher, an envoy and an advocate. This Flying Eye Hospital is coming at the invitation of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of Bangladesh Government and with support from National Eye Care (NEC).
Local doctors, nurses and medics will get benefit from hands on training from FEH volunteer faculty on 8 sub-specialty of eye health.
This is the 10th FEH Program in Bangladesh and 4th in Chittagong. The Flying Eye Hospital is coming after its last visit in 2009.