July 15, 2012
39 Cataract patients got back their eye sights following cataract surgery during the last 3 months in our hospital. The unusual feature during this period is we got three patients from other districts, who came here for cataract surgery. They are poor patients and could not afford operations in hospitals in their areas. When they came to know about Karmirhath hospital performing cataract operations on poor patients free. They contacted us. We gave them accommodations for free to stay at the hospital for surgery next day.
Tale of Khodeza Begum:
Khodeza Begum (70) is a widow who lives about 35 kilometers away from Gaibandha town. She has been suffering from eye sight complications for about 4 years. A local physician diagnosed her having cataract in both eyes. Khodeza is marginally poor. She cannot arrange subsistence for her family of three members. She and her family members live on irregular doles given by a local NGO and could not manage fund for surgery in clinics in her area. Later she came to know about Karmirhath hospital in Gaibandha town. When she attended Karmirhth hospital, cataract surgeon removed her cataract from one eye. After two weeks of operation in one eye, the second eye was operated on. Khodeza was very happy with the removal of cataract from both of her eyes when her full eye sights were fully restored.
Story of Rabeya Khatun:
Rabeya Khatun (75) is a domestic help. She is a widow and only breadwinner of her family. She developed cataract long ago, but could not get treatment for want of fund. Knowing from a neighbor, she came to Karmirhath hospital last month. After examining her and a few tests, she was given a date when operation was to be done. On the appointed date, cataract operation was performed successfully. Rabeya Khatun with her eye sight restored went home happy. Picture of Rabeya Khatun is attached.
- Mrs. Shirin Akhtar (45), wife of Dulal of village Jamalpur, District Jamalpur:
I am from the neighboring district of Jamalpur. I was almost blind with cataract for the last three years. I could not manage sufficient funds for my operation in my district where it is very costly. A few months ago I came at the residence of one of my relations in Gaibandha. My relation informed me that Karmirhath hospital performs cataract operations on poor patients free. So he took me at the hospital. The Manager arranged for my operation free of cost. I am really grateful to Karmirhath and others who made it possible for my free operations.
2. Abul Kashem (75) of Lalmonirhat District. I am a poor old man.
I have none to support me. I had been suffering from low eye
sight for long. I could not get treatment for want of money.
Knowing that Karmirhath hospital takes care of poor patients I
came here and to my utter surprise, I got my affected eye
operated for cataract. I am now able to see without any
problem. Thanks to Krmirhath and to their donors for helping
Event: A big camp for screening Cataract and Diabetic patients will be held in September at the upo-zilla head quarter at Sadullahpur.
- Rabeya Khatun
- Cataract Operation Going on in OT
- A Patient after Operation
Cataract Operation Going on in OT
A Patient after Operation