Five-Day Eye Camp, Sarlahi
Five-day Eye Camp
Haripurwa village, Sarlahi district
Yadav Sewa Samiti, Sarlahi
B P Koirala Ophthalmic Institute, Kathmandu
HeNN contribution: US$4,200
This 5-day camp took place in the terai region of east Nepal. Surgery was performed in the field.
One elderly lady was airlifted to Kathmandu to continue with treatment in the capital due to the severity of her disease.
2,800 patients were given eye checks. 188 patients underwent surgical operation for cataracts.
WHAT THEY SAID:
Sixty-year old Chabila Raya had this to say:
“Before the operation I was not able to see with my one eye and vision of my other eye was also not very clear so I could not even work properly due to my eye sight. Now I can see, now I can work and make a living, thank you so much.”
And, Dr. Jyoti Baba Shrestha, the senior most doctor with the group said, “Credit goes to Help Nepal Network for bringing us to this remote area. It is all because of you people, we got an opportunity to serve such a poor community.”