Narsoo, first Panchayat of J&K declared as avoidable blindness free

JAMMU: An event was organised at Panchayat Narsoo Village Dharmthal in district Udhampur, today, to declare the villages of the panchayat avoidable blindness free.

The Rotary Club of Udhampur supported by KLSM Rotary Eye & ENT Hospital Udhampur under the technical guidance by Operation Eyesight Universal have worked to achieve this feat.

The Rotary Club of Udhampur in Medical Block Chenani, ran the Hospital Based Community Eye Health Project where the patients suffering from blindness are surveyed, identified and provided treatment.

Panchayat Narsoo is the first panchayat of J&K state to be declared as avoidable blindness free.

BMO Chenani, Dr Yaseen Malik, was the Chief Guest for the event. The officials of Operation Eyesight Universal, Dr Santosh Moses (Regional Manager, South Asia), Anup Zimba (Asstt. Director), Sarpanch Ashok Kumar, members of Rotary Club Udhampur Rtn D. N. Sharma, Rtn Rajendra Sanson, Rtn V. S. Raja, Rtn Kamal Gupta, Rtn S. S. Kerni, Rtn Pritam Kotwal, Rtn P. L. Suri, President Rotary Club Udhampur Rtn Puran Lal Sharma were also present.

Malik said that it is a unique initiative taken by the Rotary Club of Udhampur to serve the people to restore eyesight. He assured every possible support at Block level to achieve such type of initiatives in future.

Rtn D. N. Sharma briefed about the progress of the project and also assured that more than 100 villages will be declared as avoidable blindness free up to World Sight Day in October 2018.


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