Chinese Yunnan province kicks off "Bright Journey" in Lao capital to provide free eye surgeries

A team of oculists from China's Yunnan province have kicked off a "Bright Journey" in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday.

The activity, running till next Tuesday, will provide free surgeries for 100 Lao cataract patients at Lao National Ophthalmology Center in Vientiane.

The 2019 "Bright Journey," launched by Yunnan Folk Friendship with Foreign Countries Exchange Foundation, has organized a medical team consisting of professional medical staff from the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, who also donated all the medicines, materials and equipment needed for the activity.

Liu Zehui, the deputy secretary general of the Foundation, said during the launching ceremony since its establishment in November 2013, the Foundation has been actively carrying out public welfare projects for Laos.

It has already organized such activities themed as "delivering brightness, friendship, love and intimacy," in Vientiane and Luang Prabang in northern Laos thrice till this year, providing free cataract operations for 474 patients with 100 percent success rate, which is widely welcomed and highly appreciated by the local government and the communities.

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