Double Celebration at Girne State Hospital
By Margaret Sheard
On Tuesday 25th February there was a lot of activity going on with members of 2 charity organisations attending a presentation at Girne State Hospital, The North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) and Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services (112).
The NCCCT charity had donated a Refractometer to the hospital, which is an eye testing machine at a cost of 9,500 euros. The machine will give diagnosis of early problems with the eyes and I was told that it is very patient friendly, especially in the case of children, and results are very quickly obtained and if necessary a prescription issued. This cuts out the reading of a chart with different lenses being inserted into the bulky glasses normally used in eye testing. What a blessing modern technology is for us all.
The event was attended by the Minister of Health – Ahmet Gulle and he gave a short speech before presenting a plaque of appreciation to Angela Hasman of NCCCT and Mike Plant of Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services in recognition of the work done by these 2 charities for the benefit of the hospital and the community. Dr Salih Beyoğlu also gave a short speech of thanks.
I spoke briefly with Dr Sevim Erbildim and Dr Yeşim Gűműşdağ, who will be using the equipment together with another eye doctor Adil Özyilkan. Dr Sevim told me that the full title of the machine is Autokeratorefractometer- Canon RK-F2. A long name but I am sure a very welcome and useful piece of equipment.
It is so satisfying to be invited to this sort of event and to be able to record the way in which the money raised by charity events is used for the benefit of the community. The eye testing machine is the latest piece of equipment to be donated by NCCCT through the efforts of their loyal supporters at their coffee mornings and bingo nights. Please continue to give your support.