Cost-free eye treatment benefits thousands

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Dang, Aug 22: As many as 296,220 underwent cost-free eye check up under the year-long Community Eye Service Programme here.

The Rapti Eye Hospital at Rashyachaur organized the cost free camp in Dang, Rolpa, Salyan, Rukum and Pyuthan over a period of a year, Rapti Eye Hospital’s External Programme Coordinator, Shalikram Gautam said.

Under the year-long programme, 31,048 persons underwent cost-free surgery of their eye cataract. The hospital also provided lessons to 95,996 students in eye health education.

The hospital has been running various programmes to eliminate blindness – which can be cured – by 2020. RSS

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