(1) Joypurhat Eye Camp
On January 10, 2020, the medical team of Al-Basar International Foundation concluded a large Charity Eye Camp in Joypurhat, Bangladesh. The camp lasted for a week after having witnessed its marvelous launch on January 03, 2020.
The activities of the camp commenced early in the morning of
Friday, January 02, 2020 in the square of “NDC Fatima Zaman Nursing
College” where many government officials of the region honored the camp by
their fruitful and enthusiastic presence.
The camp witnessed a hectic
activity throughout the week, the first day of which was devoted to accomplish
the eye screening, choosing the cataract-patients, distributing medicines and eye
glasses to those who are in need to them. Necessary checkups for the selected
patients have also been completed in order for having a clear glimpse on the fitness
for undergoing the eye operation.
The remaining days of the week observed
conducting operations, removing pads from the operated eyes, and providing
advices to the outgoing patients.
The results of the camp were as
Total Screening: 4300 (1986 male – 2314 female)
Total Operation: 514 (250 males-264 females).
Eye Glasses: 2001
Medicine: 7358 units.
In addition, the organization also
provided adequate accommodation and foods to all operation-patients along with providing
transportation to and from the Kalai Upazila Health Complex in the region where
the operations were performed.
As for the first follow up to know the state of the eyes in which the operation was performed, it was done on January 10, 2020, while the second follow up took place on February 14, 2020.
(2) Kaunia, Rangpur Eye Camp
More than 500 poor eye patients have received cost-free cataract operation with implantation of artificial lens at a week-long free eye camp held from Friday, January 14, to January 31, 2020, in Kaunia Upazila Health Complex in Rangpur district.
Bangladesh chapter of UK-based voluntary organisation Al-Basheer International Foundation under the management of Al-Noor Eye Hospital has provided free treatments to eye ailments and conducting cataract surgeries and implanting artificial lenses in the camp.
Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur Md Asib Ahsan inaugurated the week-long free eye camp in a function held on Kaunia Upazila Health Complex premises on Friday as the chief guest.
With Kaunia upazila nirbahi officer Ulfat Ara Begum in the chair, superintendent of police Biplob Kumar Saker, civil surgeon Hirombo Kumar
Roy, Kaunia Upazila Health and Family Planning officer Mir Hossain and
the principal of Kaunia Degree College Musa Ahmmed attended the function as special
Director general of Bangladesh region of Al-Basheer
International Foundation Ahmed Taher Hamid Ali, its medical director Md Abu
Sayeed, and human resources manager Nuruzzaman Khoshnabeesh were present.
The eye specialists and surgeons of Albasar Foundation have selected the eye patients who required cataract surgeries and implantation of artificial lenses, besides giving away cost-free treatments to other eye patients who do not need surgery or lens implantation.
The selected patients for the operation were kept at Kaunia Upazila Health Complex and given foods and residential facilities. Their cataract surgeries and implantation of artificial lenses took place over the next six days free of costs.
As many as 4050 patients with different eye diseases
received the free services of this eye camp, while a total of 1516 glasses and
6403 units of medicines have been distributed during the event.
The chief guest lauded the initiative of Al-Basar International Foundation and Al-Noor Eye Hospital to provide quality treatments to eye patients and conduct cataract surgeries and implantation of artificial lenses in the camp.
Mithapukur, Rangpur Eye Camp
Bangladesh chapter of UK-based voluntary organisation, Al-Basheer International Foundation, has provided free treatments to eye patients and conducted cataract surgeries in Mithapukur, Rangpur lately.
More than 4100 people with eye ailments have received cost-free treatment in this eye camp rendered by highly qualified doctors from different eye hospitals of Al-Basar International Foundation in Bangladesh.
513 patients with cataract have undergone free surgeries in this arrangement to remove their cataract and implant free of cost IOL.
At a week-long charity eye camp, 1594 eyeglasses have also been distributed besides eye drops, ointments, tablets and other necessary medicines among the patients.