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43 undergo free eye surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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43 undergo free eye surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital
A patient moves to a cabin after a cataract surgery for free at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday. —SUN photo

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As many as 43 destitute people received cataract surgery for free at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute, an ophthalmic venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday.

The hospital in coordination with Vision Care Foundation and Chapainawabganj-based Nobojagoron Protibondi Odikar Songstha organised the operations.

Under the supervision of Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, a renowned eye specialist and director of the hospital, the surgery was performed by Dr Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akter. Of the 43, 24 are male and 19 are female.

Earlier on November 22, they were selected for surgery at a free eye camp set up by Nobojagoron Protibondi Odikar Songstha at Ramchandrapur Hat in Chapainawabganj.

On that day, the hospital provided free treatment to around 1,000 impoverished patients in the district.

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Vision Care Foundation provided doctors, ophthalmic technologists and other logistic support.

Md Ahsan Habib, Manager (HR and Administration) of Bashundhara Eye Hospital, said the hospital has long been providing treatment and performing surgery on poor and helpless people free of charge.

Over 1,700 poverty-stricken patients including elderly men and women have so far received operations from the hospital.

They were exempted from all costs of tests, transport, foods, accommodation and medicines.