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SCHOOL SIGHT TESTING PROGRAM WITH SHOHAG SWAPNADHARA PATHSALA

Dhaka: 19th February 2018:  Comprehensive eye care services were provided to the underserved students of Shohag Swapnadhara Pathsala located at the West Duwaripara, Pallobi slum, Mirpur, Dhaka by the Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) under its School Sight Testing Program (SSTP) during two day-long program on Sunday and Monday, February 18 – 19, 2018.

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 un-operated 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 appropriate eye testing equipment examined 400 students and provided 09 eye drops and 10 custom made eye glasses per requirement of the screened students.

Prior to the eye screening the ECP team conducted 20 awareness classes through interactive presentations using basic eye care awareness flyers, posters and placard. The students were urged to share the eye care information with their family and friends. As part of the awareness campaign flyers, posters and placards were distributed.

ECP-MSS is working to eliminate preventable blindness in Bangladesh. ECP believes that nobody should remain blind due to poverty.

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