The Nabha Rotary Club has embarked on a commendable initiative, hosting a mega free eye camp for the residents of the greater Nabha region in Punjab. This humanitarian effort aims to provide comprehensive eye treatments, particularly Free cataract surgeries, to those in need of such preventable blindness procedures belonging to underprivileged segments of society.
The camp, set in the heart of Nabha, was inaugurated by Dr. Balbir Singh- the honorable Health and family welfare minister of Punjab. The minister praised the initiative taken by Rotary Club Nabha with the Medical collaboration of Civil Hospital Nabha and Global Eye Hospital Patiala Punjab – a unit of Ekjyot group of Eye Hospitals.
A team of eye surgeons and optometrists led by renowned eye doctor Dr. Manpreet Singh extended clinical and surgical services to hundreds of needy patients with no access to quality eye care. The visiting team of doctors and surgeons provided a range of services, including eye examinations, free prescription glasses, cataract surgeries, and treatment for various eye-related ailments with the assistance of Rotary Club Greater Nabha.
The Rotary Club Nabha organized the camp with the medical collaboration of Civil Hospital Nabha and Dr. Manpreet Global Eye Hospital Patiala Punjab. “OurEkjyot group of hospitals across Punjab is consistently engaged in similar healthcare initiatives to provide the best eye care services to the needy patients, especially those with ailments of preventable blindness like Cataracts (Motiyabind), “said Dr. Manpreet Singh – The chief Eye Surgeon and a veteran of cataract surgeries in Punjab.
The Rotarian Shree Shastri Lalit Sharma of the Nabha Rotary Club shares, “Our goal is to ensure that no individual in the Nabha region has avoidable blindness or vision impairment due to financial constraints. We believe in ‘Service Above Self,’ and this camp is a testament to that.”
Shree Navinder Bharti (Pradhan) said, “The free camp in Nabha has been a resounding success, drawing in hundreds of people, many of whom have never had an eye examination before.” Elderly residents, in particular, demonstrated immense gratitude, with many receiving cataract surgeries that promised to restore their vision.
“This camp is a godsend,” says Balwinder Kaur, a 65-year-old beneficiary who underwent a successful cataract surgery. “I had accepted my fading vision as an inevitable part of aging, but now I have a new lease on life.
“Civil Hospital Nabha conducts similar free eye clinics with local schools to conduct eye screenings for children. Early detection and treatment of vision problems in children are crucial for their overall development and academic performance,” says Dr. Sanjay Goyal, SMO Nabha Punjab
“The camp is not just about treatment; it’s also an educational platform. We conduct social awareness sessions with the villagers to raise awareness about eye health, preventive eye care, and the significance of periodic eye check-ups,” says Mr. Varinder Singh – the camp Manager for Global Eye Hospital Patiala in Punjab known to be the Best Eye Hospital in Patiala Punjab.