Indian Ambassador Puri Inaugurates Eye Camp

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated an Eye Camp and interacted with local youths in Pokhara of Kaski district.

June 29, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated an Eye Camp and interacted with local youths in Pokhara of Kaski district.

During his visit to Pokhara, Ambassador Puri also interacted with local youths. They discussed issues of mutual interest including people to people contacts. The event was organized by Glocal Pvt Ltd.

Ambassador Puri inaugurated an eye camp organized by Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh in collaboration with the Embassy of India, Kathmandu for carrying out eye tests for the local residents. The Eye Camp, held in Sainik Basti, Lekhanath, Pokhara witnessed a good turnout. Spectacles and vision devices were also distributed free of cost to the citizens needing them.

India has been providing assistance to NNJS for its Eye Care Program in Nepal as part of India-Nepal Cooperation Program since 2001. Under the program, over 1,25,000 people have so far been cured of cataract and trachoma and optical devices/spectacles have been distributed to more than 65,000 school going children from different regions of Nepal.

India is also providing financial assistance to various programs for improvement of health services in Nepal. These include organizing health camps for ENT & Rehabilitation services through B.P. Eye Foundation Children’s Hospital, diabetes control through Gandhi Global Family Nepal and the Goitre Control Program for the Government of Nepal.

 

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