Thoubal: A one day free eye screening and cataract detection camp jointly organised by Empowerment Organisation of Youths of Khangabok (EOYOK) Khangabok, Ningol Lup Khangabok (NLK) and Seven Star Youth Club (SSYC) Khangabok in collaboration with Shija Eye Care Foundation under National Programme for control of Blindness of National Health Mission was held at Public Community Hall, Khangabok Part I, Sorok Wangma Palli School on Tuesday.
Taking part at the camp, Social Worker Kh. Menjor Mangang from Khangabok stated that as he himself was a strong supporter of BJP, wanted to fulfil the dreams of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and state Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on improving health sector in the state.
For that, he continued, he searched door to door of Khangabok A/C whether there had been any patients and found people having medical problems related to their eyes.
In addition to the eye illness, poor patients also had faced many grievances to get treated at Imphal.
Hence, the camp was organised at a nearby place to solve the multiple problems and grievances being faced by the patients at one time, Menjor added.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr. Sarda Chongtham of SECF said that under NPCB, free cataract surgery including 2 days hospital stay and transportation for those who were detected having cataract problem at the camp would be done by Shija Eye Care Foundation.
It may be mentioned that patients having problems connected to the retina including Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, childhood eye defects, cornea and pterygium, conjunctivitis and allergy and other eye problems were treated and medicines were also provided free of cost during the camp.