By Our Reporter
The Embassy of Israel in cooperation with Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu University Hospital recently organized Free Eye Camp and Cataract Surgery. Around 200 people from rural communities of the two outreach centers of Dhulikhel hospital namely Dhunkharka Outreach Center and Baluwa Outreach Center were examined.
With an aim of providing eye care facilities to the under privileged communities, the camp was conducted. The primary purpose was to identify patients of curable blindness and treat or improve their eyesight. After the screening, the patients who needed treatment and cataract surgeries, were followed up by the hospital. The cataract surgeries were successfully performed. The patients were also provided free medications.
The closing ceremony of this programme was held on 9 May at the hospital premises. Speaking at the ceremony, Benny Omer, Ambassador of Israel, said, “Getting back eye sight is probably one of the best gifts you can receive in your lifetime. We are proud to be associated in this noble deed.”