Ad-din Foundation, a non-government organisation dedicated to social and healthcare services to underprivileged people, has launched the operation of health camps with a target to conduct 10,000 cataract surgeries for free a year to restore eyesight of poor patients.
Microcredit Regulatory Authority Executive Vice Chairman Amalendu Mukherjee inaugurated the first camp at Boaliaghat Secondary School ground at Manirampur in Jessore on Friday (Jan 19).
Ad-din Foundation Executive Director Dr Sheikh Mohiuddin, Ad-din Welfare Centre Director Fazlulul Haq, Vice-chairman Prof Abed Ali and ophthalmologist Dr Minhazur Rahman, among others, were present at the event.
Cataract operations were conducted on 70 patients at the camp where quilts were also distributed among cold-hit people.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Mohiuddin said Ad-din Foundation is working to restore eyesight of the people who cannot afford treatment and are getting blind for lack of proper treatment and care.
He said the Foundation has undertaken a plan to conduct 10 thousand cataract operations for free every year.
Amalendu Mukherjee said Ad-din is one the top 50 non-government organisations among the 798 such institutions in the country.
He hailed the Foundation for its role in providing service to humanity as well as its transparency in running its affairs.
Later, the Foundation distributed scholarship among 146 meritorious students of Jessore at a function at Ad-din Sakina Medical College at Pulerhat, on the outskirts of the district town.
MRA Executive Vice Chairman Amalendu Mukherjee handed over scholarship cheques to the students.