143 persons undergo eye surgery in Khotang

File: People return home after the eye camp.

Khotang, May 14

The Netrajyoti Sangh Khotang chapter organised a three-day free eye camp where a total of 143 persons underwent eye surgeries. People as old as 102 years had a cataract operation. The camp was held from May 11 to 13.

Most of the patients in the health camp were for cataract removal, while 36 persons had undergone other eye surgeries. Saharman Bihswokarma, who had lost his total eyesight for four years, was one among the patients who regained his normal eyesight after the operation.

He is from Temma village of Diprung Chuichumma rural municipality-7. Fourteen medical persons provided the service in the health camp conducted in collaboration with Rupakot Majhuwagadhi municipality and technical assistance of the Sagarmatha Chaudhari Eye Hospital.

Chairperson of Netrajyoti Association, Indra Kasajoo, informed that the three-day medical facility was run targeting those in need of eye surgery. At the camp, 373 persons were provided eyeglasses and 650 persons the medicine for free of cost.

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