Orbis International Bangladesh will provide eye treatment to Rohingya refugees and local people at free of cost.
In this regard, the international non-profit organization has signed an agreement with Cox's Bazar Baitush Sharaf Hospital at the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner's Office in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, said a press release.
Country director of Orbis International Bangladesh Dr Munir Ahmed and general secretary of Cox's Bazar Baitush Sharaf Hospital MM Shirajul Islam signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
With the financial assistance of Qatar Fund for Development, Qatar Creative Vision (QCV) expanding eye care will implement the project.
Under the project, emergency and necessary services will be provided to the Rohingya refugees, who live in Cox's Bazar, Ukhia and Teknaf Upazila refugee camps and the local people.
The project would be implemented in two phases, in the first year 50,000 people (60 percent children and 40 percent adult) will undergo eye examination, while 8,000 children and adults will receive necessary medicines and eyeglasses. Besides, at least 20 children and 850 adults will undergo eye surgery that includes cataract operation.
The Qatar Fund for Development is implementing the Qatar Creating Vision (QCV) project through Orbis international Bangladesh since 2016.