Over 900 take part in free eye camp

Around 200 people were taken to surgery for common eye ailments such as cataract.

Published: 23rd April 2013 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2013 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

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A free eye camp organised by Ungalukagha Charitable Trust was held here on Sunday at Kesari School, T Nagar. The trust organised this eye camp along with the Shankara Eye Hospital, Pammal.

Inaugurating the camp, R Arumugam IPS, Inspector General of Police, said, “Conducting such camps and providing free treatment to poor people is a more charitable act than constructing a temple for worship. In the long run this kind of service activity acts like a catalyst and more people will come forward to render help in many ways.”

 Dr Suneel, managing trustee, Ungalukagha Charitable Trust, said, “Many poor people lose their eyesight because they fail to get their vision checked in time due to lack of money. This ends up in total vision loss. This camp was arranged to help the needy.”

More than 900 people participated in this eye camp. After the initial diagnosis, those who needed surgery were taken to the Shankara Eye Hospital at Pammal.

 The organisers said that during the treatment in the hospital, patients will be given food and accomodation free of cost. Around 200 people were taken to surgery for common eye ailments such as cataract. Spectacles were distributed to the needy.

Rajkumar, managing director, Vishranthi Homes, and Munirathnam, an eminent industrialist, were present at the inauguration of the event.

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