UDHAMPUR, Feb 27: In order to make eye care services affordable and accessible in areas where facilities are limited, KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital Udhampur today inaugurated its vision center at Ramnagar.
The center was inaugurated by DGE Dushyant Choudhary of Rotary District 3070 along with PP Rohit Oberoi, in presence of D N Sharma, Chairman, The Udhampur Rotary Eye & General Welfare Foundation, BMO Ramnagar and other dignitaries from various Rotary Clubs of the Union Territory.
DGE Dushyant Choudhary lauded the efforts of The Udhampur Rotary Eye & General Welfare Foundation and KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital for providing service to mankind selflessly. He also assured that he will provide his full support and cooperation, in whichever way possible, to increase the network of such centers, so that eye healthcare can be made accessible.
D N Sharma, while presenting the welcome address, emphasized that after understanding the demand of locals and need for such a primary eye care center, Rotary Eye Hospital with the support of Operation Eyesight Universal Canada, decided to establish a vision center.
A vision center is a primary eye care unit which serves the basic eye care demands like refractive error correction, diagnosis of various eye diseases along with its treatment, referral to hospital for advanced care and surgeries along with various eye care related services.
Dr Mehboob Iqbal, BMO Ramnagar , while addressing the audience, appreciated the efforts of Rotary Eye Hospital. He also hoped that this venture would support the health administration in providing accessible healthcare.
It is pertinent to mention that the Hospital is already having vision centers at Chenani and Ramban and now planning to expand the network to at least 10 vision centers in coming time.
The occasion was graced with the presence of Rajendra Sanson (Secretary General), S S Kerni (Finance Secretary), Puran Lal Sharma, P L Suri, Pritam Kotwal, Col Hargovind Singh, Gulzar Ahmed Khan, Aditya Sharma, Neeraj Sharma, Anjani Kumar, Dr Sanjay Sharma, Anil Gupta, Dr Ankur Goel, (Medical Director). Rotarians from Rotary Club Rajouri, Samba and Jammu were also present.