Sunday, 26 March, 2023

46 more receive free surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 February, 2023 12:00 AM
  • Print news
46 more receive free surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital
Doctors perform surgery on an eye patient at Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday. —SUN photo

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute has stood by 46 poverty-stricken patients by performing cataract surgeries for free.
Being an ophthalmic venture of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, the hospital arranged the surgeries in association with Vision Care Foundation and Chapainawabganj-based Nobojagoron Protibondi Odikar Songstha on Thursday.
Under the supervision of hospital founding director Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, Dr Rubina Akter, phaco, vitreo retina specialist and surgeon of the hospital, conducted the operations.
Talking to journalists, Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed said, “We had arranged a free eye camp at Chapainawabganj on November 22 last year and provided treatment to around 850 impoverished patients. Of them, 230 patients were selected for ophthalmic surgeries.
“A total of 104 patients received surgeries in two batches. The 46 patients comprising 28 males and 18 females belong to the third batch. On Friday, we will send them back home. Bashundhara Eye Hospital is the only organisation in the country to provide free services.”
Faiza Rahman, public relations officer of the hospital, said the hospital has been providing treatment and surgeries to the poor and the destitute for years. As many as 1,900 needy patients from across the country have so far received free surgeries from Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute.