West Bokaro, Dec.11: A cataract eye camp is being jointly organised by Tata Steel and Shankar Nethralaya in association with District Blind Society, Ramgarh for the people residing in and around West Bokaro at Mukundabera Community Centre, West Bokaro.
The camp was inaugurated on Tuesday by Mr Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief, Operations, Tata Steel, West Bokaro in the presence of Mr Mohan Mahto, President, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Ms Sarita Devi, Vice President, Zilla Parishad, Ramgarh, Mr Dushyant Patel, Member, Zilla Parishad, Mr Chandramani Devi, Block Development Officer, Mandu block, Dr Kavita Sudhakar, CHC, Mandu and Mr Keshav Ranjan, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society.
Addressing the gathering, Kuchroo said: ” This is a very good initiative by Tata Trusts, Shankar Nethralaya, and the District Blind Control Society. I appreciate the trust the Tata Group has on us, which inspires us to keep doing such good initiatives for the community.”
He also informed that the next eye camp will be held on December 27 so that more and more people can come and avail the benefit.
A 19 member medical team are at West Bokaro for 10 days to provide best medical services to people suffering from cataract. While, the registration and screening work is being done from December 9-12, the Cataract operations will start from December 13 and continue till December 17. On concluding, the patients will be provided spectacles.
The objective behind this camp is to provide best-ever medical services to people residing in the remote areas and ensure their eye sight. The advanced mobile eye medical unit supported by Chennai based Shankar Nethralaya and IIT, Madras has been developed to provide free of cost cataract medical services to the people residing in the remote villages.
After the success of this initiative in Tamil Nadu, Shankar Nethralaya collaborated jointly with Tata Trusts and launched the project in Jharkhand state where Union officials and officials from TSRDS were present on the occasion.