Free eye care over phone, IM

Metro Desk

7 June, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Eye Care Program of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) is offering free eye treatment to patients over phone and via social media and instant messaging (IM) services like WhatsApp and Facebook amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Patients can call the hotline number -- 0178143888 -- to avail services directly from today.

The services will be available from 10:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Fridays and Saturdays, says a press release. The services include consultation, treatment and advices. Medicines will be prescribed as needed and can be delivered at retail prices within the Dhaka city.

Patients requiring further examinations will be referred to partner hospitals located in 11 districts spread over 20 upazillas. “As an alternative to chamber visit, we are offering telephone and video consultation with our doctor for addressing eye problems as part of our ongoing effort to help contain the spread of coronavirus” said MSS President Feroz M Hassan.

‘The ECP-MSS will provide full free services including hospital charges for underprivileged people only,’ he added.