Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute arranged a day-long free eye camp at Darul Hikmah Koumi Madrasa at Dewanpara in Ashulia of Savar on Friday.
Eye specialists Dr Rubina Akther and Dr Mikhayel Ahmed, headed by director of the hospital Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, treated over 450 eye patients at the camp free of cost.
Of them, a total of 34 were selected for surgery which will be performed at the hospital in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on April 18.
Engineer MA Baten Shikder, founder of Darul Hikmah Koumi Madrasa, will bear the surgery cost.
Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, set up Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute with an aim to provide patients with world-class eye treatment.
The hospital is being run with technical support of Vision Care Foundation with an objective to eliminating blindness from the country.
The underprivileged people, who have no financial ability to receive treatment, get access to free eye treatment at the hospital through a one-stop service.
A group of noted ophthalmologists of the Vision Care Foundation operate the hospital located on Sabrina Sobhan Road in Bashundhara Residential Area.
Bashundhara Group has provided the hospital with its building, land, interior decorations and central air-conditioning facilities.
The Bashundhara Group, on its humanitarian grounds, set up such a philanthropic, non-profit tertiary eye hospital for commoners, especially for the poor and destitute.
With a view to bring poor and destitute under its treatment coverage, the hospital has started treatment services from April 2014.
The hospital renders Cataract Clinic, Cornea Clinic, Vitreo-Retina Clinic, Glaucomo Clinic, Pediatric ophthalmology, Orbit and Oculoplasty, contact Lens, Low Vision Aid, X-ray and Imaging, Diagnostic laboratory, Perimetry, B-Scam Ultra Sound, Biometry, and Pachimetry medical services to the common people.
There is also a ‘Zakat’ fund in the hospital through which the poor and helpless patients can receive any kinds of eye treatments free of cost.
The hospital has so far organised a number of outreach eye camps to provide the poor and destitute patients with free treatment at different places across the country.