Udupi: Committee formed for free eye checkups and treatment camps in all the districts - Sriramulu.

Richard Dsouza
Kemmannu News Network, 29-09-2019 09:24:28

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Udupi: A vision committee has already been set up in the state to conduct free eye checkups and treatment camps in all the districts, said State Health Minister Sriramulu.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the Free Eye Distribution and Ophthalmology Registration Program of the Free Ophthalmology and Surgical Camp organized on Saturday, September 27,  at the Prasad Nethralaya in the city in association with various organizations including the Shankar Family Trust, Parivar Community Development Trust, Udupi Nethralaya Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Ophthalmology Charitable Trust, Department of Health and Family Welfare.

He said in order to improving the health of the poor in the coming days, the Department of Health and Family Welfare promised to implement various health services in the entire state. The Prasad Nethralaya is working to provide vision to the poor by conducting free eye checkup camps in various places. He added that private hospitals in the state should provide free camps and help the poor.

In his presiding address local MLA Raghupathy Bhat said that Health Karnataka and Ayushmann projects, it was mandatory to obtain a recommendation from a government hospital to go to private hospitals for further treatment. This made the poor suffer a lot. The Health Minister has promised to cancel the letter of recommendation. Free eye checks camp would be organized for free eye checks every Sunday in every arbitration and gram panchayat level.

Zilla Panchayat President Dinakara Babu and Vice President Sheila K Shetty, G. Shankar Family Trust pioneer G. Shankar, BJP district president Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde and Manipal Higher Education Academy (MAHE) Pro-Chancellor Dr. HS Ballal, Taluk Panchayat member Nalini Pradeep Kumar, businessman Suresh Shetty Gurmey, Dharmaprasad Rai, K Raghuram Rao, Harish Shetty Cherkadi were also present.

Dr. Prasad Nethralaya Medical Director Dr Krishna Prasad welcomed the gatherings and keynote address. Prop Balakrishna Muddody compered the programme and Hospital administrator M V Acharya proposed vote of thanks.

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