March 21, 2013

Eye Camp for the Poor

On the 17th March, RPI conducted a free eye-camp for 30 villages, with the help of the world-famous Aravind Eye Hospital, and the Madurai District Visual Prevention Association. The Aravind Hospital conducts many free eye-screening camps and then provides free cataract operations and other treatment when required. However, they need a partner organisation to a arrange the venue, do the preparations, make sure electricity is supplied, do advertising to make sure needy people attend, and to provide food for the medical staff. This was our role. As a result of the camp, 205 people received examinations, 45 people went for surgery, mostly cataract surgery, and 25 people received spectacles.