UDHAMPUR, June 23: Thirty-two patients suffering from cataract or ENT ailments were operated free of cost at KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital, Udhampur.
These patients were screened during an Eye & ENT camp organized by the hospital in collaboration with Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust, Udhampur. The main objective of the camp is to provide gift of sight to the poor patients of far flung areas identified in the camp by the doctors and staff of Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur.
In this screening camp 1942 patients suffering from different eye ailments were examined by the medical team of the hospital out of which 40 patients were identified for cataract surgeries which were brought in the hospital by the members of the trust for further surgical procedures. 134 patients suffering with ENT ailments were examined out of which 7 patients were operated by ENT specialist Dr Rakesh Sharma. 47 patients suffering with hearing loss has been provided hearing aid free of cost.
On June 22, all these patients were operated by Dr Ankur Goel to restore their vision. Today 32 operated patients after follow up were discharged from the hospital.
A conference was also organized in the hospital premises in which Ex MLA Udhampur Pawan Kumar Gupta was invited as chief guest. Dev Raj Gupta, Chairman of Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust, DN Sharma Chairman of Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur, Satish Chopra, Rajendra Sanson, SS Kerni along with the operated patients and their attendants were also present during conference. Awareness was also given to the patients about the eye care after surgery so that better vision is maintained in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Pawan Kumar Gupta said that such selfless initiatives for the service of mankind are really the need of the hour.
Chairman of Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur, DN Sharma assured the public to organize such more camps in rural areas of Udhampur district till the whole of the district is not become avoidable blindness free.