Shehjar Trust organise free eye medical camp at Lethpora Pampore, hundreds attend

PAMPORE: A free Eye medical check-up camp was organized by Shehjar Trust Lethpora in collaboration with Max Eye Clinic/ Pharmacy Namblabal Pampore at New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) Lethpora village of Pampore Tehsil in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
More than 250 people, including women, children and elderly visited the camp for check-up. Patients suffering from different eye ailments were examined by Dr Rafeeq Ahmad Bhat Consultant Ophthalmologist and his medical team.
About 100 free Spectacles and eye medicines were also distributed to the patients in the day long eye medical camp.
People from the villages like Lethpora, Hatiwara, Chandhara, Barsoo, Hajibal and other adjoining areas had come to this camp.
Shehjar Trust Lethpora representatives were present during the camp.
Locals of these areas hailed the efforts of Shehjar Trust Lethpora for conducting free eye medical camps in the village.
The such camps are proving very beneficial for poor and needy people and hoped that more such camps will be organised in the village so that more and more needy people can get benefited, locals told Kashmir Reader.
Taking to Kashmir Reader Showkat Ahmad, a representative of Shehjar Trust Lethpora said that they organised a free medical camp for eye patients in which a competent ophthalmologist examined about 259 patients.
“The aim of the programme was to benefit people of Lethpora and adjoining villages who have to travel long distances for such treatment,” he said, adding that the specialist doctor examined and diagnosed and treated the patients with dedication.
He added that free medicine and test facilities were given to the patients.
He told Kashmir Reader that people from Lethpora, Ladhoo, Barsoo, Chandhara and other villagers benefited from the camp.
He said that they will organise such camps in future as well.
Taking to Kashmir Reader Dr Rafiq Ahmad Bhat told Kashmir Reader that they examined around 250 patients including men and women, old and young.
He added that around 100 spectacles were provided by them during the camp.
“Due care was given to examine every patient, some of them needed surgery and they were advised for the same and others were treated for different diagnosis,” he said.
He added that the people showed a good response and that it was a nice experience for them.
The doctor said that people above 40 or with defective eye need to eye check up at-least once a year.overprescription to proliferate.

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