Free eye camp held for rural folk

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 2:

A free eye check-up was held in the camp jointly organised by the Tilganga Eye Centre and Nepal Scouts for the people from rural areas of Macchegaon, Satungal, Matatirtha, Dhakasi and various wards of Kirtipur.

The camp was set up in the premises of Narayan Jan Secondary School in Machhegaon today. A joint statement by Tilganga Eye Centre and Nepal Scouts said most of the patients visiting the camp were above 60 years of age. Around 700 patients were given a thorough check-up. Seventy-two patients, diagonised as suffering from cataract, will be operated upon for free by Tilganga Eye Centre. Narayan Jana Scout Troop and Bagh Bhairab Scout

Troop disseminated the information about the eye camp and also provided voluntary service in the management of the camp. Greenpiece Scout Troop and BalKumari Scout Troop

also volunteered their services for the camp. The camp was supported by Rotary Club of Swayambhu and MDO, Putali Sadak. District Scout Office, Kathmandu, has been holding

eye check-up camps in 12 spots of Kathmandu since the last two years.

More than 2000 patients have benefitted, and 500 cataract patients have been operated upon free.