Dwarka Das Welfare Society (DDWS) has been working to ensure eye-care service for marginal people by organising eye camps in Harinarayanpur of Kushtia.
They have already organised two eye camps in association with Bashundhara Eye Hospital since their inception in May last year.DDWS founder Paban Kumar Agarwala shared the humanitarian activities of the organisation while visiting the daily sun office at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Saturday.
He said: “People living in Harinarayanpur are deprived of education and healthcare. We established Dwarka Das Girls’ College in Harinarayanpur to enlighten rural girls and Dwarka Das Free Homeo Medical Centre to provide free healthcare service to villagers.
“When we came to know about Bashundhara Eye Hospital and met hospital Director Prof Saleh Ahmed, we planned to host a free eye camp for rural people.
“In the first camp in May 2017, physicians from the hospital administered eye treatment to around 1600 patients for free. Among them, 1400 got medicines and 300 got glasses free of cost. And 120 patients underwent cataract surgery.”
In November last year, DDWS organised the second eye camp where approximately 2000 patients received treatments.
“The number of patients increased in the second camp where nearly 1600 patients got free medicine, 600 patients were given glasses and 400 severely-affected patients have been picked for surgery which will be performed at Bashundhara Eye Hospital,” Agarwala said.Bashundhara Eye Hospital Director Prof Saleh Ahmed, consultants Dr AKM Abdul Khalek and Dr Mujibur Rahman conducted the camp.