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54 insolvent patients receive surgeries at Bashundhara Eye Hospital for free

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 16th June, 2022 07:05:17 PM
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54 insolvent patients receive surgeries at Bashundhara Eye Hospital for free

A number of 54 eye patients received surgeries free of cost at the Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) on Thursday.

BEHRI, an ophthalmic venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, operated the eye patients.

Hailing from Chapainawabganj, 31 male and 23 female patients underwent the operations.

Of them, 53 patients were suffering from cataract problem while one from pterygium ailment.

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Vision Care Foundation and Chikitsa Sahayata Kendra Chapainawabganj jointly organised a free medical camp and selected 122 patients for surgeries on June 3.

Such camp was held at the Shah Neamatullah College in Chapainawabganj.

The 54 patients operated constitute the first batch while the remaining will avail themselves of the opportunity in phases.

Dr Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akhter of BEHRI conducted the operations.

Talking to the daily sun, Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, a renowned eye specialist and director of the hospital, said “BEHRI is the only hospital in the country providing poor patients with treatment, surgery, food and transport for free. Credit goes to Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan. Apart from establishing the hospital, he donates money to the hospital every month.” 

Earlier, on June 10, Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute conducted free eye surgeries on 22 impoverished patients who came from Tangail.

BEHRI, Vision Care Foundation and Rotary Club of Baridhara Sun Rise jointly organised the eye operation.

Hospital Manager Mohammad Ahsan Habib said more than 1,350 patients have so far received free surgeries from the hospital.

He said BEHRI is also providing treatment to affluent patients in exchange for fees and relevant costs.