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UDHAMPUR: On the occasion of World Sight Day, free eye screening camp was organised at Little Angels High School Udhampur and surgical camp for economically weaker patients was organised at Rotary Hospital Udhampur by Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital Udhampur and Rotary Club Udhampur.
The main objective of the camp was to create awareness regarding blindness and vision impairment. On the occasion, 13 patients were discharged which were operated free of cost on Oct. 11, 2017 by Dr Ankur Goel, Phaco and Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Dr Sumeru Raina of Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur. The World Sight Day was initiated by Vision 2020 ‘The right to sight’ in the year 2000. The vision 2020 is supported by WHO and International agency for prevention of blindness. Dr Ankur Goel expresses the need for prevention of avoidable blindness in the service area.
The function was inaugurated by Dr Santosh, Dy CMO Udhampur in presence of Rotary Club members of Udhampur. She addressed the audience on the world sight day and assured all sort of help to Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur from District Health Authorities and district administration.
The Rotary Eye Hospital Udhampur started hospital based community eye health programme with the objective to declare Udhampur as avoidable blindness free upto 2020.
Members of Rotary Club who attended the function were Rtn D. N Sharma, Rtn S. S Kerni, Rtn Puran Lal Sharma and Rtn Kamal Gupta along with whole staff were present.
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