Central America- Turks & Caicos Islands:
Cockburn Town Medical Centre
& Cheshire Hall Medical Centre
PO Box 1044, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
357 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2T7, Canada
Tel+ 1 416 362 4681 Fax+ 1 416 362 7633
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Maryland Surgery Centre Donates Medical Equipment to TCI Hospital
The Friendship Surgery Centre in Chevy Chase, Maryland has donated a Retinal Vitrectomy Machine to TCI Hospital, which will advance the level of cataract surgical procedures performed in-country. The machine is valued at around US$60,000. The centre specializes in eye procedures including Cataract Surgery and has state-of-the-art equipment. The donation was facilitated by a duo of IHC Visiting Ophthalmologists, Ramzi Hemady, M.D. and Gayatri Reilly, M.D. who are based in Maryland.
Dr. Ramzi Hemady and his team have been visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands for more than 19 years providing tertiary eye-care to patients since the Myrtle Rigby Clinic era. His team performs an estimated 15 surgeries per week and provides Ophthalmology care for more than 40 patients daily during specialist clinics held at TCI Hospital on a quarterly basis.