Three of the four children of Sona Devi, 40, a resident of Nahuban Village Development Committee (VDC), who were born blind due to cataract have regained their eyesight after undergoing free operations at the Ramkumar Mahavir Prasad Kedia Eye Hospital.
Dadan, Naresh and Shobha Saha have regained their eyesight after undergoing operations at the hospital while the youngest daughter Maina Saha, who is suffering from cataracts on both her eyes, will be operated on at the next eye relief camp, according to administrative officer of the Kedia Eye Hospital (KEH) Kapildev Tiwari.
Mathura Saha, the father of the blind children had attempted to kill them immediately after birth, but the mother and the local villagers managed to persuade him not to, as blind persons have also been carrying out useful work for society and the country. The parents have been rejoicing after the success of the operations.
Meanwhile, 1,034 patients were examined at the free eye relief camp organised by the KEH and Rotary Club of Kathmandu at Bhawanipur and Partewa of Parsa district and Kabahi VDC of Bara district. Likewise, free medicines were also provided to the patients as well as free operations being performed on 162 patients by ophthalmologists Dr Chandan Banerjee, Dr N D Mishra, technicians Rajkumar Agrawal and Mohan Prasad Banka and employees of the hospital.