Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) conducted operations on 35 poor ophthalmic patients for free to return visions to them.
BEHRI, a healthcare venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, conducted operation to nine male and 26 female patients who hailed from Chapainawabganj.
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.
A number of 22 patients received operations in the first batch on June 9; and 54 in the second batch on June 16.
Dr Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akhter of BEHRI took part in the operations.
Talking to journalists, Amena Begum, a patient, said “Bashundhara Eye Hospital has helped me a lot. I was suffering from pterygium, but could not afford the operation. The BEHRI has ensured my cost-free surgery.”
Earlier, on June 10, Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute conducted free eye surgeries on 22 impoverished patients who came from Tangail.
Hospital Manager Mohammad Ahsan Habib said around 1,400 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.