Alakh Nayan holds Eye Donation Campaign
To spread awareness of eye donation, Alakh Nayan Mandir a renowned eye hospital in Udaipur has initiated eye donation campaign from 25 Aug - 8 Sept.
To spread awareness of eye donation, Alakh Nayan Mandir a renowned eye hospital in Udaipur has initiated eye donation campaign from 25 Aug – 8 Sept.
According to Dr. Laxman Singh Jhala Director, “Alakh Nayan Mandir is adhered to the objective of spreading awareness among people to donate eyes. It is a humble request to the common mass to increases the number of eye donors and decrease the number of eye less people.”
The program is under the banner of “National Program for Control of Blindness”. Dr. Jhala informed about National Eye Donation Fortnight which is starting from 25th August to 8th September 2012.
“We have taken up the initiative to make India a blindness free nation till 2020. Among the total population of blind people in India, 30 % are children. There is a huge shortage of eye donors in India.”
“The reasons of shortage of Eye donors are lack of awareness in people, improper development of infrastructure, social and religious taboos and the absence of motivation from medical profession”, he further added.
“Eye donation means people donating their eyes after death which may prove worth for the needy” said Abhishek Sarraf, Cornea Specialist, Alakh Nayan Mandir. “During the past one year our team operated 60 people successfully”, said Saraf.
Ajay Vaishnav, 16, from Amet who was operated successfully at Alakh Nayan Mandir was quoted saying, “I was not able to see clearly even in the day time, then I approached here and within two months I was operated and was able to see clearly. I wish that Alakh Nayan will help out as many as they can, who are like me, needful of eye”.