Jamshedpur, Oct. 17: Cataract operations regularly organized by the East Singhbhum Chapter of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) which were suspended due to COVID19 pandemic, recommenced today. Out of the 36 patients who were tested for Cataract, 20 serious cases were identified for operation which will be conducted on Sunday, 18th October 2020. As these 20 patients’ eye condition became ripe and at advanced stage, the ophthalmologists considered surgery essential as their vision may be affected in the immediate future. Hence, IRCS has decided to hold this eye camp bearing in mind the patients’ condition. While screening the patients for surgery, all necessary precautions were undertaken, including for COVID19 by the District Surveillance team. Tomorrow, all the patients who will be operated upon will once again be tested prior to taking them for surgery. Due to Corona virus, screening of patients has been conducted at Red Cross Bhawan, Sakchi this time, instead of Ram Manohar Lohia Seva Sansthan located at Bagbera.
Dr B P Singh and Dr Anand Sushrut, noted eye doctors of Jamshedpur, have screened the patients today and will also perform eye operations.
This 584th Eye Camp has been sponsored by Rotarians Sunil and Sangita Agarwal. During the screening of patients, Smita Parikh, Manju Bhamra and Rotarian Krishna Kharia and Balmukund Goyal, Vice-President, IRCS were present and expressed gratitude to doctors and members of IRCS for extending assistance for this noble cause.