Mobile eye clinic, Dibyang Sewa Kendra inaugurated in Dibrugarh

Mobile eye clinic, Dibyang Sewa Kendra inaugurated in Dibrugarh

Dr Bhanu Saikia, Joint Director, NCPCR, Government of Assam, and Dr Gauri Gogoi inaugurated both the projects in Dibrugarh.

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DIBRUGARH: SAKSHAM (Samadrishti, Kshamata Vikas Evam Anusandhan Mandal) is a charitable national organization, which in collaboration with Dristi Netralaya, inaugurated a mobile eye clinic and a Dibyang Sewa Kendra at Dristi Netralaya in Dibrugarh on Tuesday.

Dr Bhanu Saikia, Joint Director, NCPCR, Government of Assam, and Dr Gauri Gogoi inaugurated both the projects in Dibrugarh. This is a first of its kind mobile eye clinic which can be used to provide free eye treatment in the far-flung rural areas of upper Assam region. This service will also assist in furthering the corneal blindness control program of SAKSHAM in the region.

Besides, a Dibyang Sewa Kendra was also launched during the same inauguration ceremony. This Dibyang Kendra will benefit the specially-abled persons in receiving various kinds of support such as processing Disability (UDID) card, dissemination of information on different government schemes, assistance for employment opportunities etc. the program was graced by many dignitaries and an interesting skit has also been played by Mancha Hilpa, Dibrugarh for generating awareness on eye donation.

Dr Bhanu Saikia stressed eradication of avoidable blindness in the upper Assam region and assured all possible help to Dristi Netralaya and SAKSHAM in their endeavour on blindness control. Dr Ramesh Aggarwalla has laid out the future vision of Dristi Netralaya in the sphere of blindness control.

Monuj Tamuli, State president, SAKSHAM, spoke on the activities of SAKSHAM in Assam since its inception in 2016. He opined that SAKSHAM believe the specially-abled persons are not a burden on the society, rather an asset of the nation provided the society utilizes their skill for increasing the productivity of the country.

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