UDHAMPUR, Dec 18: Nargis Dutt Foundation Mumbai has provided three Ophthalmic equipments to KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital Udhampur to treat the patients living in far-flung areas of Udhampur and its surrounding district.
These equipments are Nidek Autoref- Keratometer, Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener and I-Care Handheld Portable Tonometer.
Nidek Autoref- Keratometer will give automatic exact refraction of the patient and thus help optometrist / Vision Technician to prescribe exact glasses so that patient will have clear vision. Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help quickly and easily detect vision issues of patients from 6 months of age through adult. It is specifically very useful for children or adults who do not able to read or cooperate in reading for vision screening or autorefraction.
I-Care Handheld Portable Tonometer is also a portable device used for measuring Intra Ocular pressure of eyes. Due to its portable feature it is also helpful during screening in outreach camps for taking IOP.
Dr Amit Wanchoo, founder and chairman of HN Wanchoo Trust (HNWT), which is the local partner of Nargis Dutt Foundation, Mumbai, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, handed over the new Ophthalmic equipment to KLSM Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital Udhampur.
He said that this initiative was possible due to the efforts of Priya Dutt, Nikita Padora and the management of Nargis Dutt Foundation. “We are thankful to them for initiating various projects in J&K State, which include the equipment given to KLSM Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital Udhampur and a Dialysis Centre at Govt Hospital Sogam,” he said and also appreciated efforts of KLSM Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital under the leadership of Rtn D N Sharma and the rest of team. Dr Wanchoo hoped for a strong connection between the Udhampur Rotary Eye and General Welfare Foundation and Nargis Dutt Foundation in future.
Through these equipments Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital will reach out to poor and underprivileged patients in areas surrounding Udhampur district covering population of more than 8 lakhs. These equipments will be used in health camps and would be helpful in screening children and old patients. The camps will be organized in all far flung areas including Udhampur, Batote, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch and Kishtwar.