2015

International Free Eye Camp

The year 2015 witnessed three large eye camps of Al-Basar International Foundation in Bangladesh.
The first camp of this year was grounded in Netrokona Sadar.


In the framework of the voluntary global program to combat blindness and restore sights to eyes, a campaign devised out by Al-Basar International Foundation, Bangladesh Chapter, to reach the deprived people of Netrokona District. In fact it was a large scale free eye camp that was grounded in the city of Netrokona on 24 April 2015 In the premises of Anjuman High School in heart of Netrokona.
A medical team comprising of 50 members of doctors, surgeons, specialists, technicians, nurses, administrators and volunteers, headed by Dr. Ahmed Taher Al-Manbari, DG of Al-Basar International Charitable Foundation , Bangladesh Chapter, participated in the camp.
Patients rushed to the camp yard. it was soon crowded. Not less than 7,000 people came from all corners of Sadar Upazilia and other nearby cities. They came with difficulties their eyes. They wanted to recover from what they are faced with on the expenses of a charity foundation named Hessa bint Nasser Al Rajhi, who fully financed us to implement this big and free eye camp in the district of Netrokona.
The opening ceremony of the camp was attended by the former director general of NGO Affairs Bureau, Mr. Noor Al-Nabi Talokdar, along with the civil surgeon of Netrokona District and many others from the local government.
The camp continued for seven days and could serve more than seven thousand deprived people of the district.
The statistics of the camp are as follows:

DatePlace OPDSurgeryIOLGlass
24-30 April 2015Netrokona70006266241415

Chapainawbgonj

The second camp of the year 2015 was the camp of Chapainawabganj. In this camp we could serve more than 6000 patients came to the camp from different part of the district.

The statistics of the camp appeared as follows:

Camp No

Month & Year Total Eye Screening Total Surgery Total IOL Total Glasses
38 May 2015 6000 631 631 1181

December – 2015

Bagerhat

 

The second camp of the year 2015 was the camp of Bagerhat . In this camp we could serve more than 4475 patients came to the camp from different part of the district and surrounding areas.

 

Having started on December 18, 2015 this camp continued for a week. People with different eye diseases from all over the district rushed to the camp. The total number of patients out numbered 5,000 patients of both sexes.

The first day of the camp was attended by patients in outpatient clinics and initial tests had been done to identify patients with mature cataract. After the screening we could select 700 patients. These people went through more tests so that we could be sure about their fitness for the operation. At last 631 patients were found fully fit for undergoing operation.

Activities of the camp were not limited to treatment and medical events, but also extended to other humanitarian aspects, such as providing food and shelter to those in need.

The statistics of the camp had been as follows:

Camp No

Month & Year Total Eye Screening Total Surgery Total IOL Total Glasses
39 Dec-2015 4475 500 500 750
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    • Thanks to Al-Basar

      My name is Khorshed. My father’s name is himmat Ali. I belong to misekara village in Tangail district. I am 80-year-old and I had cataract in both eyes. I heard that Al-Basar International Foundation does operation for free. First I did operation in one eye at one of its charity camp, then I did surgery of other eye in their another camp. […]

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