The four-million dollar centre, the Lions International Eye Care Centre, requires essential equipment such as diagnostic facilities, theatre, offices, and human resource for efficient service delivery.
Addressing the media after the inspection of the facility, Mr Bob Corlew, the Vice President of Lions Clubs International, said the centre, whose construction began in April, 2012, would be the finest eye treatment hospital and teaching facility in the country for ophthalmologists and entomologists.
He said the Club was also building an electric system to stabilise the electricity intake of the facility for its highly sensitive and technical eye diagnostic equipment.
Dr Edith Dogbe, the Head of the Eye Department, Korle Bu, expressed worry about the ventilation of the facility, which may cause patients, nurses and doctors to collapse when they become dehydrated.
She explained that initially they had an idea of extracting air and cooling it to keep the hospital cool, but because its experiment did not give the required results that was causing hydration problems.
Dr Dogbe promised the readiness of the staff to work effectively to the goal of the Centre.
She urged Lions International to add more unit centres to meet the daily demand of patients as new treatment procedures were added to make the facility more appreciable.
Aunty Dorcas Antwi, a mother whose son had been treated of conjunctivitis, expressed her appreciation to the Club and the staff of the centre.
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, according to experts, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid.
It is said to be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergens and other conditions.
The Lions Club International has membership in more than 200 countries whose main work is to serve and aid in humanitarian activities to make the world a better place to live in.
Mr Bob Corwel in a group photo with the Lions Club of Ghana
Mr Bob Corwel and other Lions in a group picture at the nurses’ office