Dhaka 05 February 2018: Comprehensive eye care services were provided to the underserved students of Apon Foundation School located at the Rayer Bazar slum, Mohammadpur, Dhaka by the Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) in conjunction with Apon Foundation under its School Sight Testing Program (SSTP) during a day-long program.
The SSTP aims to identify short sight and other eye diseases among the disadvantaged children; provide referral services to the identified student-patients; provide appropriate treatment and build awareness on basic eye care among students and teachers.
“Over 12,000 children, mostly disadvantaged, are suffering from blindness due to unoperated cataract. The ECP-MSS is determined to reach out to those children and restore their eye sight” said Feroz M Hassan, MSS President.
Under the program ECP-MSS eye care team comprising qualified eye specialists and technicians with required eye testing equipment examined 83 students and provided 8 eye drops and 4 eye glasses to the students.
ECP-MSS is working to eliminate preventable blindness in Bangladesh.
|For further Information:
Mr. Liton Rema
Asst. Program Officer
Eye Care Project – MSS