The eye care project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha launched its school sight testing programme by providing comprehensive eye care services to the underserved students of JAAGO Foundation School located at Rayer Bazar in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The programme aimed to identify short sight and other eye diseases among the disadvantaged children.
The programme provided referral services to the identified student-patients and it also provided appropriate treatment and build awareness on basic eye care among students and teachers, said a press release.
The programme would expand to include other schools.
‘Over 12,000 children, mostly disadvantaged, are suffering from blindness due to unoperated cataract. The project is determined to reach out to those children and restore their eye sight,’ said Feroz M Hassan, president of MSS, according to the press release.
‘Under the programme, we shall examine 1200 students. At the same time, medicines and eye glasses will be provided as needed. Today we examined 175 students,’ he added.
The programme was inaugurated by JAAGO Foundation founder Korvi Rakshand and MSS executive director Emam Hasanath.
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