Minister of Health, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton (seated right) and Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Tian Qi (seated left) signed the contracts for the Bright Journey Eye Care Mission to Jamaica during the official launch that was held at the Kingston Public Hospital on April 5, 2019.
Over 500 Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgeries at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), performed by Chinese ophthalmologists from the Bright Journey Medical Mission.
The mission, which will be on their second visit to the island, will also be providing equipment and supplies valued at $52.9 million to KPH, carrying out training and lectures in ophthalmology, and facilitating academic exchanges.
The Bright Journey Medical Mission is scheduled to end in Jamaica on April 26, 2019, following its first visit in May 2015. The team includes ophthalmologists, nurses and technical support staff from the Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University and the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.