374 eye patients benefit from Lamjung free camp; 85 undergo surgery
LAMJUNG: As many as 85 cataract patients underwent eye surgery while 289 others received treatment in a free eye camp organised in Besisahar, the Lamjung district headquarters.
The three-day eye camp held in the Besisahar-based Model Hospital from Saturday provided free eye check-up, surgery and treatment to altogether 374 eye patients.
The camp organised by the Lions Club of Kathmandu Samriddhi with the technical support from the Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshwor, attracted patients from the villages all over the district.
The team of Nepal Eye Hospital doctors led by Dr Puja Karki preformed the successful check-up, surgery and treatment of the patients, informed programme coordinator Shambhu Bahadur Thapa.
Meanwhile, the patients have expressed their gratitudes to the organisers and doctors for organising free eye camp, bringing relief to the people who were unable to receive treatment of their eyes due to poverty.
The health camp provided free medicines to the patients and also arranged the temporary accommodation who came from remote areas, according to the organiser.