Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI), an ophthalmic venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, has conducted operations on 16 impoverished patients free of charge.
Hailing from Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria, the patients received cataract and DCR surgeries from BEHRI in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday.
Supervised by BEHRI Director Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, Dr Rubina Akhtar and Dr Tasruba Shahnaz took part in the operations of eight male and eight female patients.
On August 23, a free eye camp was organised at Ma Amena Gofur Charitable Hospital in Mandarpur. Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute provided free treatment to around 300 poor and helpless patients at the camp. Of them, 60 patients including the 16 were selected for eye surgeries.
Md Ahsan Habib, manager of Bashundhara Eye Hospital, said BEHRI has operated 16 patients as part of its continuous humanitarian gesture.
BEHRI has held free eye camps in various parts of the country, provides treatments to distressed patients and conducted surgeries on 1,600 persons for free so far.
The patients are relieved of all costs of transport, surgery, food, shelter and medicine.