Free eye camp for underprivileged people
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC), in partnership with Faraaz Hossain Foundation, organized a free eye screening camp for the underprivileged people in coastal area of Patuakhali's Bauphal upazila on Tuesday, marking the World Sight Day-2021.
A team of doctors from Isphani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital, Barisal provided treatment, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, to the underprivileged patients at the eye camp, according to a press release.
The free eye screening camp was aiming to identify and treat every underprivileged people, mostly financially unable to seek treatment, in the coastal areas who were in need of eye surgery, medicine or eyeglasses.
As many as 757 underprivileged children and adults received free eye treatment at the camp.
Of them, 106 patients were diagnosed with cataracts and 286 patients with refractive errors. About 195 eye glasses were also provided free of cost during the day-long camp while the rest of the refractive error patients will receive their eye glasses on October 22 from RSC Learning Centre (Opposite of Kalaiya Hayatunnesha Girls High School).
Besides, cataract patients will undergo surgery at Isphani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital, Barisal, while about 365 patients were given medicines from the camp.
Founder and Executive Director of DCI Dr Ehsan Hoque in a special message said, "The goal of this eye camp is to provide the light of vision and new hope to the unfortunate and underprivileged people in memory of Faraaz."
Mr SM Faisal Ahmed, chairman of 10-Kalaiya Union Parishad (UP), attended the eye camp as chief guest.