In late March 2012 The Alma Bi Hospital hosted another of its dedicated "eye camp" weeks. Poor eyecare is one of the major health problems in this region and is prioritised because of its profound effect on people's lives and the relatively low cost of treatment.
Many people view this week as an opportunity to receive free treatment for other ailments as well and so over 7,000 patients were seen in total. Over 200 eye operations were performed - mainly for cataracts - with a 100% success rate. These astonishing figures highlight, perhaps more than anything else, how important The Alma Bi Hospital is in this region.