This is the 4th free cataract surgery camp since year 2018 by Meghalaya Cements Limited.
A total of 241 patients were screened for eye diseases in the rural areas of Darrang and Kamrup Rural district by a team of ophthalmologists from Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya.
Topcem Cement sponsored cataract surgery for 25 patients. Operations for the first batch of 12 patients were conducted between November 18 and December 1 at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya in Guwahati.
Operations for the second batch of 13 patients will be conducted during the next few weeks at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya.
This is a part of Topcem Cement’s longstanding commitment to social welfare with an aim to provide free eye care services to the economically disadvantaged people of Assam.
Speaking about this initiative, Anil Kapur, president – Sales and Marketing of Meghalaya Cements Limited said, “Eyes are the most beautiful and precious gift of God, and speaks the voice of one’s Soul”.
Cataract is the main cause for blindness in India, while blindness is both a cause and an outcome of poverty.
This suggests that cataract surgery should be an integral part of strategies designed to reduce poverty.
Topcem Cement’s initiative of free cataract surgery camps aims at reducing these numbers and has treated almost 100 people in last three years.
The patients were extremely happy and relieved as they finally could have a better view of this beautiful world.