Sunday, 14 August, 2022

A gift of sight

35 patients receive free surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital

A gift of sight
Doctors perform a free surgery on the eyes of a patient at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute in the capital on Thursday. —SUN photo

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, a healthcare venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, performed surgery on 35 impoverished eye patients for free.

Of them, nine are male and 26 are female patients who hail from Chapainawabganj. 31 patients underwent operation for cataract problem, three for pterygium and one for dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).

On June 3, Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, Vision Care Foundation and Chikitsa Sahayata Kendra Chapainawabganj jointly set up a free medical camp at Shah Neamatullah College in Chapainawabganj and selected 122 patients for surgeries.

In the first batch on June 9, 22 patients received operations and 54 in the second batch on June 16. Dr Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akhter took part in the operations.

Talking to journalists, Amena Begum, an eye patient, said, “Bashundhara Eye Hospital has helped me a lot. I was suffering from pterygium, but could not afford the operation. The hospital has ensured my free surgery.”   

Earlier on June 10, Bashundhara Eye Hospital conducted free eye surgeries on 22 poor patients who came from Tangail.

Bashundhara Eye Hospital, Vision Care Foundation and Rotary Club of Baridhara Sun Rise jointly organised the eye operation.

Hospital Manager Mohammad Ahsan Habib said around 1,400 patients have so far received free surgeries from the hospital.

He said the hospital is also providing treatment for affluent patients in exchange for money.