Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) has operated 38 insolvent ophthalmic patients for free.
BEHRI in association with Vision Care Foundation and Dwarka Das Welfare Society (DDWS) arranged the cost-free operations on Thursday.
Under the supervision of BEHRI Director Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, Dr Rubina Akter and Dr Mozumder Golam Rabbi conducted the operations.
Talking to journalists, Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed said the cost-free surgery is aimed at returning eye vision to the poor and destitute.
“The cost-free operation continues for long. Eye camps were held to provide treatment to helpless people across the country. A number of 2,555 patients have received such operations so far,” he said.
Earlier, on February 28, DDWS supported by BEHRI organised a daylong eye camp on the Dwarka Das Agarwala Mohila College premises at Harinarayanpur in Kushtia and provided 1,800 ophthalmic patients with treatment, medicines and glasses.
The 38 patients belonging to the first batch of a total of 260 selected for eye surgeries were operated at the BEHRI on May 11.