Dr Natarajan returning to Kashmir for pellet victims

Dr Natarajan returning to Kashmir for pellet victims
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SRINAGAR: Borderless World Foundation-Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (BWF-JKL) said on Friday that renowned Retinal Surgeon Dr S Natarajan and his team will be again available at the SMHS Hospital from August 22 for six days to help the pellet victims.
“In this regard, all the pellet victims are informed to report at 8:00 am sharp at Ophthalmology Department of the SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, or contact BWF-JKL on 9419925848, 8715038918, 09999991406 and 08888445666,” the foundation said in a statement issued here.
“Moreover, all the Mohalla Committees, Masjid Committees, Welfare Committees, Youth Groups, Voluntary Organizations and other Organizations are requested to kindly share this information within their localities,” it said.
The foundation said it played a “vital role” in bringing Dr Natarajan and his team to the Valley in July. The team performed 62 retinal surgeries at the Ophthalmology department of the hospital during its stay in the Valley, it said.
Earlier in August, Dr Mahesh Shanmugam, head Vitreo-Retinal Services and Ocular Oncology Services at Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, also vested the Valley on request of the foundations and conducted 25 surgeries on pellet victims, it said.
The foundation said the head of the Ophthalmology department, Dr Tariq Qureshi, and his staff and director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, provided round-the-clock support to the visiting doctors.

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