Capitol Gets Surgical Operating Microscope from Australia

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental received two units of Surgical Operating Microscope donated by the Rotary Club of Canterbury, Australia.


Dr. Eduardo Galon, ophthalmologist, from the Provincial Health Office checks on the Surgical Operating Microscope donated by the Rotary Club of Canterbury, Australia to the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.*(Richard Malihan Capitol photo)

It is an optical microscope specifically designed to be used in a surgical setting, typically to perform microsurgeries in the eyes.

Dr. Eduardo Galon, ophthalmologist, from the Provincial Health Office said the two units will be placed at the Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City and Ignacio Arroyo Memorial District Hospital in the Municipality of Isabela, which are both provincial government-run hospitals.

He said that the high-end equipment, with an estimated cost of P2.5 Million each, is most helpful to indigent Negrenses who are in need of eye surgeries.

The said donation was facilitated through the Hospital Operations Department of the provincial government headed by Dr. Leo Eusebio.*