Sachin Tendulkar Donates Retinal Cameras to Hospital in Assam
The legendary cricketer who holds numerous records to his name had earlier donated various medical equipment to the pediatric ward of the hospital.
NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar has donated retinal cameras to the pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in the Karimganj district of Assam.
According to reports, cricketer through his foundation has offered to donate retinal cameras which can help diagnose 'retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a preventable complication among pre-term neonates (new-born) which can cause blindness at the Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital.
Notably, patients from neighboring states of Tripura and Mizoram also come here for treatment, and this aid is said to benefit the nearly 45 percent pre-term deliveries and 50 percent pre-term admissions in its NICU.
Presently, the nearest facility for ROP screening is available only in Guwahati, which is about 360 kilometers far and an overnight journey from Karimnagar.
Dr. Shajin MD, Consultant Pediatrician, Makunda Hospital said: "We are thankful to the Sachin Tendulkar foundation for coming to our rescue in getting this device which will go a long way in helping a lot of premature babies, getting treated in our hospital from the rural communities."