Free Eye Screening Camp at Kanchipuram
People waiting at the venue for eye screening tests at Kanchipuram
Over 700 people from Kanchipuram and neighbouring villages benefited from a comprehensive free eye screening and cataract surgery camp jointly conducted by L&T – ECC Workshop, Neervalur; Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry and PRAYAS Trust (L&T’s Ladies Social Welfare Group), on Saturday, February 20, 2010. A team of doctors and paramedical staff under the guidance of Dr. Krishna Kumar screened the patients. L&T provided spectacles on the spot for 300 patients. 120 patients who needed surgical intervention were taken to Aravind Eye Hospital for cataract surgery which was done free of cost.
The camp was inaugurated at Pachaiyappas School, Kancheepuram. The function was presided by Mr. A. Nambirajan, District Revenue Officer, Kancheepuram. Commending the initiatives of L&T, Mr. Nambirajan and other dignitaries said that many more such camps are required to benefit the rural sector.