In a much-needed move, the Jorhat Lions Eye Hospital, the second biggest eye hospital in Assam under the banner of Lions Club, is providing low cost eye treatment to underprivileged patients in the region.
Every week, hundreds of patients from different parts of Assam and nearby states like Nagaland and Arunachal visit here for treatment.
The doctors here have examined over 48,000 people and performed over 15,000 free cataract operations.
"I hope to provide the services to the people so that they can be benefited," said Anil Kumar Barooah, Chairman, Jorhat Lions Eye Hospital
The institution has state of the art medical infrastructure including two operation theatres, wards for free patients and other latest facilities.
The hospital also organizes camps in different districts of the state. It has a 32-seater bus that is used for these camps as well as to bring in patients from interior areas. he patients are examined and operated without any fees on every Thursday and Saturday.
" It is a very good organization where the poor and the needy are helped. The people who cannot buy costly medicines are treated here at a low cost. The facilities, the staff and the doctors here are good," Jitamoni Sabha Pundit.