Gift of Sight: Eye Camp at VatsalyaGram

The eye camps in India have a significant impact on the lives of poor people. The services are free, which means the poor don’t have to spend money on medical fees, which are often quite costly. Eye health is one of the most important factors when it comes to a person’s quality of life. The ability to see is what allows us to navigate our world, and the loss of this ability can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.

The human body is the miracle of nature. It has to be treated with equal care and concern. The eyes are one of the most delicate organs of the body. The eye is the window to the world.

One of the biggest problems in India is the lack of medical facilities available to people. Eye care is one of the major concerns as many people cannot afford to visit a doctor for regular checkups.

For all these sections of society, VatsalyaGram is offering help. Free eye camps are a usual thing for VatsalyaGram since so long. One of the best othalomologist, Dr. Shyam Agrawal used to perform medical checkups and surgical procedures in VatsalyaGram and thousands have been benefitted. Since long, Dr. Agarwal has organized free eye camps across India. These camps provide thousands of people, especially the poor, with eye care and surgeries. The significance of these services can hardly be overstated. For many poor people, vision is the only sense that allows them to function in the world.

In the year 2008, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a global initiative called the “VISION 2020: The Right to Sight”. The aim of this program was to eliminate avoidable blindness in all countries around the world by the year 2020. According to WHO, blindness is defined as visual impairment that cannot be improved with usual eyeglasses or contact lenses. For those who can read and those who cannot this short essay is an appeal to the Indian Medical Association and the Central and State Governments to pay urgent attention to the need of the hour in India. The situation is very grave. Let us do something immediately. We would be failing in our duty as a human being and as a citizen of this great country if we, as a society do not attempt to draw the attention of the Indian Medical Association and the Central and State Governments to a very serious problem.

As an attempt to this serious issue, we at VatsalyaGram, are arranging a free medical eye camp for two days, i.e., 10th and 11th of December. This initiative is a regular exercise in the premises of VatsalyaGram by the inspiration of PP Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara Ji. She is the one who comprehends the basic requirements of human life and her attempt to substitute oldage homes and orphanages by the concept of ‘Vatsalya Families’ is applauded by one and all. Her attempt to reach out to the very backward citizen of this country makes her highly respectable across the sections of the society.

This eye camp will last for two days where a specialist team of ophthalmologists from Mumbai under the supervision of senior ophthalmologist, Dr. Agrawal will be performing the surgical procedures and distribute free spectacles and medicines with free consultation.

Let’s make it BIG. Let’s make it a huge Success. Gift the sight to those who can not afford it.

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