A total of 38 underprivileged patients underwent free eye surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) in the capital recently.
Kushtia-based humanitarian organisation Dwarka Das Welfare Society in association with BEHRI and Vision Care Foundation arranged the free eye operation for poor patients.Out of 250 patients selected from Kushtia, 38 including 21 females underwent surgery in the second phase after the first in December last year. The rest will avail the facility in phases.
Earlier on November 19, an eye camp was held at Harinarayanpur in Kushtia. Doctors examined eyes of 1,250 patients. Of them, 1,000 patients received free general treatment while 250 others were selected for eye surgery.
BEHRI Dr Abul Kalam Azad conducted the operations in supervision of the hospital Director Prof Saleh Ahmed. DDWS founder Chairman Paban Kumar Agarwal visited the hospital to supervise the healthcare.
Youngest son of Dwarka Das couple, Paban Kumar vowed to continue his philanthropic activities and extend help to the helpless people.