Monday, February 17, 2014

Namchi District Hospital conducts eye check-ups in rural areas

NAMCHI, 15 Feb [IPR]: The National Program for Control of Blindness [NPCB] wing of the District Hospital here organised a three-day awareness camp on eye diseases and also held cataract screening camps at Lingmoo [on 11 Feb], Temi Tanak [on 14 Feb] and finally at Sumbuk on [15 Feb]. The initiative was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Bimal Rai, Chief Medical Officer (South).
Ophthalmologist at the District Hospital, Dr. Twinkey Bhutia, made the people aware about the different factors causing eye diseases and also informed them about cataract and its signs and symptoms. After the awareness session, Dr. Bhutia with her assistants from the hospital screened the patients. This process was carried out at all three venues.
It may be mentioned here that eye diseases are on the rise and could lead to blindness if not controlled in time.
The Namchi District Hospital has taken this initiative to reach out to the people in the rural areas and make them aware about the disease and provide them free of cost check up together with other required medical aid.
Those detected with cataract shall be operated phase wise free of cost at the Namchi District Hospital.

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