Hospital starts free eye surgeries for poor patients

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Expanding its mission to serve the poor people at the occasion of its silver jubilee year celebration, a suburban hospital started free of cost eye surgeries for low income group people.

“As part of our mission we do charity every year and conduct free of cost eye-operation, but since this year we are celebrating the 25th year of service to mankind, we are extending our free of cost operation to poor people for entire three months till the festival of Dussehra,” said Nemji Gangar, the managing trustee of Manav Kalyan Kendra which runs the hospital in Dahisar area.

He said the surgeries for cataract (by providing foldable lens), glaucoma, retina and squint would be performed at the hospital.

Outlining the eligibility of the getting free of cost operation, Gangar said, “Only those will be given free of cost operation facility who would be having yellow or saffron ration cards or a certificate from tehsildar of belonging to Below Poverty Line or having Rajiv Gandhi Jeevdayee Arogya Yojna card.”

Yellow, saffron ration cards as well as Rajiv Gandhi Jeevdayee Arogya Yojna card are issued by the government of Maharashtra for poor people of the state.

Bharat Merchant Chamber, a trust of prominent textile merchandisers of the city, has come forward to bear the cost of all the operations.

Chamber’s trustee Rajiv Singal said, “We are going to afford the cost of not only for the operations, but also of pre and post-operation check-ups and follow-ups.”