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Jammu &Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission organizes Eye Screening Camp

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (Umeed), Block BK Pora, organizes two day Eye Care camp for SHG members in collaboration with District Health Department,  Budgam and Essilor Vision Foundation. A press release issued here said that the three tier collaboration- the SHG members will be provided with free of cost eye and vision care services.

The press release further said that on the inaugural day, Dr Majid Nazir, a renowned ophthalmologist from sub-district hospital Chadoora appreciated the efforts of Block Mission Management Unit BK pora for organizing eye care camp for women SHG members associated with Umeed. He expressed that eye care needs are neglected by and large by the general population and specifically in rural settings as people remain busy in day to day activities and adjust with the poor eye vision rather than coming up for the check up.

He further stated that a section of the population who can’t afford to buy the spectacles do not turn up for eye checkups and added that there are more chances of ocular diseases in women associated with handicrafts related activities and these eye care camps will surely create more awareness among the women population and make correction of vision a reality for them.

On the occasion, Senior Manager Essilor Vision Foundation Bangalore Dharma Prasad Rai, through video conference, said that vision had direct correlation to the quality of life and productivity of the working population and for the learning outcome of the children. He expressed happiness for Rural Livelihood Mission, Block BK Pora for this important initiative that will directly result in improved productivity of the women SHG members who are engaged in handicrafts related activities, the press release added.

In an official communiqué, Additional Mission Director Kashmir, JKRLM, Riyaz Ahmad Beigh expressed his content to partner with Essilor Vision Foundation for providing free of cost spectacles to the deserving  women SHG members of Block BK Pora, the press release said. Beigh further added that to accelerate the concept of better life through better vision, Essilor was working at the forefront.

Block Program Manager, Madina Bukhari expressed her sincere gratitude to District Health Department Budgam and Essilor India Foundation Bangalore for making it possible to let the eye care services be accessed by the rural women SHG members.  She emphasized that Essilor Vision Foundation extended their resolve to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences and r thanked Principal Boys HSS School, Syed Rifat, for providing the logistical support for the camp.


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