On 20 October the TFS eye care team led by Dr Nabila Radi visited Omdurman Women’s prison and saw 113 patients, of whom 90 were women and 17 children. There are reportedly 180 children in all staying with their mothers in the prison. Medicines were provided for 88 patients and arrangements made for 37 women to have their sight tested by a volunteer refractionist so that corrective lenses can be supplied by TFS. It is worth noting that 50 of the women seen on this visit were studying in literacy classes in the prison. So it is all the more important that they see well enough to read.
Three patients were also referred for operations, which will be carried out at the police hospital as the women are not allowed to leave custody to have the operations done elsewhere.