Monday, 29 July 2013

Eye Camp

Free Eye camp at Karimadom Colony, Trivandrum

 On 28th July, 2013 Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu society conducted a free eye camp jointly with Chaithanya Sight Foundation at Karimadom colony near Manacaud, Trivandrum. Over hundred poor people of Karimadom Colony benefitted from the Camp.

The Local Ward Councilor, Shri. P.S Nair presided over the inaugural function which started at 9.00. am. Fort S.I, Shri. Sherry inaugurated the camp. Chaithanya Sight Foundation Coordinator Shri. Joby Kondoor led an awareness campaign on the importance of eye care. Fr. P.D Thomas, Director, Don Bosco Veedu Society delivered the welcome address and Mr. Thampi, the medical camp coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.

The camp started soon after. As many as 100 people participated in the camp and underwent check up. The team of seven people led by Dr. Teena, efficiently examined those who attended the camp. 18 people needed cataract surgery and over 20 people were prescribed glasses. The State Bank of India and some socially responsible people sponsored glasses for all those who required it and the Chithanya Sight Foundation agreed to provide free treatment to all those with cataract. About 23 people required further checkups at the Chaithanya hospital.

This was indeed a rare chance which the poor people of Karimadom received. Those who required treatment attended the camp and cooperated with the doctors who conducted the examination. The camp which started at 9.00 am ended at 1.00 pm.