Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute has returned eye vision to 38 insolvent patients by conducting operations for free.
The hospital, an ophthalmic concern of the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, in association with the Vision Care Foundation and Nabajagaran Pratibandhi Odhikar Sangstha arranged the operation on Thursday.
Of the 38 hailing from Kasba Upazila of Brahmanbaria, 21 are male and 17 are female.
On January 24, a medical camp was set up at Ma Amena Gofur Charitable Hospital in Mandarpur village of Kasba Upazila where more than 600 patients received treatment free of charge.
The 38 patients belong to the first batch of people selected in the camp for surgeries.
Under the supervision of hospital Director Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed, Dr Rubina Akter and Dr Golam Majumder Rabbi performed the surgeries.
Talking to journalists, Prof Dr Md Saleh Ahmed said, “The cost of treatment and operations of Muslim patients come from Zakat fund while those of Hindu patients from poor fund. We are providing charitable healthcare services based on the donations of the Bashundhara Group. The noble initiative is aimed at preventing blindness of needy people,” he said.
He said a total of 1,900 poor and helpless people have so far received surgeries from Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute.