IMPHAL, December 30: Mission Myanmar Phase II sponsored by Chief Minister of the state which was flagged off on December 24, has returned to the state after conducting 178 eye operations successfully.
Speaking at the function, Works and PWD, minister, Dr Kh Ratankumar lauded the faculty members of Shija visited Myanmar and conduct successful operation, and opined that the government of the state need to work hard on Protected Area Permit (PAP) and Visa on Arrival to make better connection with the neighbour country Myanmar.
Chairmen cum Managing Director, Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, Dr Kh Palin said that the Mission Myanmar phase II was conducted along with 11 members of Shija Eye Care Foundation.
He added that the mission as a continuing process is to bring closer relationship between India and Myanmar.
He further said that as per the Myanmar population over 1.8 million people were affected by cataract blindness, and added that the Shija Eye Care Foundation is trying to establish Cornea Transplant program in the near future.
Dr Kh Palin also shared the vision of establishing Shija as the leading healthcare in South East Asia and make a medical hub in the state.