Kathmandu, November 8, 2017: As many as 3,000 people have been benefited from the ‘Eye Camp for Chitwan’, a health campaign recently launched with an objective to make Chitwan district blindness-free.
The campaign spearheaded by German national Catria offered free eye checkup camps to the patients in various eight remote places in the districts, including three places in Ratnanagar, two in Kalika Municipality and Bharatpur Municipality and one each in Rapti, Madi and Bharatpur Municipality.
A fundraising program was launched in various places in Germany for offering eye-care services to the people in Chitwan.
A local social organization Support and Care Drug Rehabilitation Centre is facilitating the campaign. Centre’s Chief Raj Bindu Gautam shared that the majority of the people visiting the free eye check-up camps were children and elderly.
The National Eye Hospital at Bharatpur had provided technical assistance for the same while the glasses and medicines were procured from Germany.
Surgery of eyes was conducted in around 50 people and around 2,000 glasses were distributed while all the expenses required for the treatment of the eye patients was borne by the campaign itself.
The 15-day campaign was launched in various phases, added Centre’s Chief Gautam.