Kashmir Indepth

J&K Rural Livelihood Mission(Umeed), Block BK Pora  organizes Eye Screening Camp for SHG members

Srinagar , Dec 8 ( KINS)Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission Block BK Pora organizes two day Eye Care camp for SHG members in collaboration with District Health Department  Budgam and Essilor Vision Foundation. In this three tier collaboration, the SHG members will be provided with free of cost eye and vision care services. On the inaugural Dr Majid Nazir Eye specialist sub-district hospital Chadoora appreciated the efforts of Block Mission Management Unit BK pora for organizing eye care camp for women SHG members associated with Umeed. He expressed that eye care needs are neglected by and large by the  general population and specifically in Rural Settings people remain busy in day to day activities and adjust with the poor  eye vision rather than coming up for the check up. He further stated that  a section of the population who can’t afford to buy the spectacles do not turn up for eye check ups.  He added there are more chances of ocular diseases in women associated with handicrafts related activities  and these eye care of camps will surely create more awareness among the women population  and  correction of vision a reality for them. On the occasion Senior Manager Essilor Vision Foundation Bangalore Shri Dharma Prasad Rai remotely through video conference expressed that vision has direct correlation to the quality of life and productivity of the working population and for the learning outcome of the children. He expressed happiness for Rural Livelihood Mission Block BK pora for taking up this important initiative that will directly result in improved productivity of the women SHG members who are engaged in handicrafts related activities.

In an official communiqué Additional Mission Director Kashmir JKRLM Mr Riyaz Ahmad Beigh expressed his content to partner with Essilor Vision Foundation for providing free of cost spectacles to the deserving  women SHG members of Block BK pora. He said that we look forward for more such collobortive endeavors by Essilor India Vision Foundation for the people of Jammu & Kashmir.  He said that to accelerate the concept of better life through better vision Essilor is working at the forefront.He remarked Essilor’s mssion to eradicate poor vision from the face of earth in one generation is appreciable.

On the occasion Block Program Manager BK Pora Madina Bukhari expressed her sincere gratitude to District Health Department Budgam, and Essilor India Foundation Bangalore  for making it possible to let the eye care services be accessed by the rural women SHG members.  She emphasized that Essilor Vision Foundation extended their resolve  to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences and reached out to the poor rural households of Block BK pora for enabling better vision. She thanked Principal  Boys HSS School B K Pora Syed Rifat  for providing the logistical support for the camp.( KINS)



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