People availing the eye camp at Kiphire district hospital. The three-day camp will conclude on December 5. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Kiphire | December 5
A team led by Dr Mereninla Senlem, State Program Officer (ophthalmologist), National Program for Control of Blindness & Visual Impaired (NPCB& VI) is conducting a three-day eye camp at Kiphire district hospital since December 4.
Interacting with this correspondence, Dr Mereninla said that so far 25 cataract operations have been successfully done and it may cross 30 by the end of the camp.
Dr Mereninla said that the state is facing acute shortage of eye specialist who have been posted only in few districts. “However, in Kiphire though the district do not have designated eye specialist in district hospital the district is lucky to have an eye specialist posted as Program Officer of Tuberculosis,” she stated.
“In our country more than 80% of blindness is cataract which can be corrected,” she said while adding that she has chosen Kiphire to be the first destination for eye camp 2018-2019 as the district falls under aspiration.
She also said, the team has not only conducted cataract operation but has also given treatment and free medical to more than 159 having eye related problem so far.
The programme is sponsored by the state health society.