Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) has provided free treatments to over 600 underprivileged people in Mandarpur village under Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria as part of country-wide medical camp programme.
Dhaka-based Mandarpur Samity arranged the day-long eye camp on Tuesday commemorating a local philanthropist Dr Ayubur Rahman in association with the BEHRI and Vision Care Foundation at Ma Amena Gafur Hospital in the village, said a press release.
A team of eight expert physicians from BEHRI, including senior consultants Dr Mozumder Golam Rabbi, Dr Faizul Islam and optometrist Gazi Reaz Rahman, provided treatment during the medical camp from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Mandarpur Samity advisor Kaium Sarkar, Mandarpur High School president Mahfuzur Rahman, Zila Parishad member Romanul Ferdausi visited the eye camp among dignitaries of the area.
Regarding the eye camp, Vision Care Foundation Member (Human Resource Department) Abu Taiyeb said that around 600 patients registered for the eye camp while 60 individuals with several cataract problems went through surgery at free of cost.
People from different unions and villages started coming after hearing about the free eye services.
Most of them are elderly patients. A social organization called Sarkar Bari Prajanma Tarun Sangha helped the outreach registration.