Bry-Air organised its annual eye-camp at Mathra Das Civil Hospital, Moga on Sunday.The eye camp saw a huge participation from the people in Moga and nearby villages including Badoowal, Bhinder Kalan, Bhinder Khurd, Bughipura, Buttar, Chirak, Daroli Bhai, Dhalleke, Dhudike and Ghal Kalan.
As much as 900 people, including the people from weaker sections, and senior citizens till about 75 years of age, who gathered at the camp, received free eye check-up, free medicine, free spectacles and free cataract surgeries from a team of trained doctors and eye-specialist.
Out of these, 101 people were diagnosed for cataract surgery. The surgeries free of cost are scheduled in the following week. They will be operated by Dr. Rupali Sethi, Eye Surgeon at the Mathra Das Civil Hospital, Moga who performs these cataract surgeries for no cost.
The well-structured eye-camp which is the annual flagship programme initiated by Bry-Air was organised in association with local NGO Bhartiya Jagriti Manch. The programme, since its launch in 2012, has successfully been able to better lives by providing free eye-care to approx. 8500 people from the weaker sections of Moga and nearby villages.
The free eye-camp that is now in its 9th year is an ode to Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa who was a philanthropist and an eminent eye surgeon. He was known for his charitable work for the underprivileged in the field of vision, more so, for cataract surgery. It has now become a sought after event for the people of the state and nearby villages.
Sonali Dutta, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Bry-Air said, ”We are very happy to be of service to the people Moga and its nearby villages. The Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa – Vision Outreach Program is now in its 9th year and it has given us immense happiness to see so many people getting benefitted through this programme. We thank all the doctors, Bhartiya Jagrti Manch, and locals at Moga for making this a success.”
What began in Moga has also spread its wings in other large cities too. These eye camps are also conducted in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab.