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Home April2010 Operation Miracle Takes Off

Operation Miracle Takes Off

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The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in collaboration with the Ministry of Health – Government of Belize and City and Town Councils throughout Belize has launched Operacion Milagro – a humanitarian social programme geared toward providing free surgery on pterygium and cataracts for Belizeans.  71Belizeans travelled to Venezuela April 7  - 17, 2010 receive their free eye surgery. The flight to Venezuela was free of charge. Similarly, the Government of the Republic of Venezuela provided patients with accommodations and food during their stay. Their medical care and medications was also free. On their return to Belize, several patients found that they could not afford their post surgery medication and the humanitarian mission provided medication free of charge. The medication was handed over to the coordinators for their respective districts.