Eye care of hundreds of Tribals in Waynadu taken care by Sewa International, USA.

published on May 29, 2014

Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission has been in the field of eye care for the last 10 years in collaboration with the Comtrust Eye care Society, Kozhikode.  But it was stopped for a few months due to some difficulties.
 
On 2nd June 2013, the revived Eye Clinic was formally opened by the Hon. Minister for Tribal Development and Youth Affairs Kum.PK Jayalakshmi. Since then a refractionist’s  service is available in the Muttil Hospital on all days except Sundays.  Vision is tested here and spectacles prescribed and brought from Kozhikode Hospital.  Cataract patients are referred to Kozhikode Comtrust Hospital and operations done on free of cost.  
 
The funding agency is the Sewa International, USA.  A separate organization, named Sanjeevani Health Project  has been constituted to implement this progamme here in the Mission Hospital.

On 1st May 2014, Comtrust Eye Care Hospital in cooperation with the Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission, Muttil  and SNDP Youth Movement conducted an eye camp at Sree Narayana Balavihar , Pulpally.

Pulpally is a forest area but turned into semi urban by the hard work of the settlers of the sixties and seventies.  It lies on the banks of the  Kabani river where it shares its border with Karnataka state.
 
The  area is known for its   cash crops,   where landed gentries are rich but people of tribal area and poor finds it difficult to get medical care.  That is why we have chosen this area for our eye camp.

The Camp was inaugurated by SNDP Youth Movement President Shri Jaijulal Sthuthikkat after a welcome speech by Secretary Shri Saji Kodikkulath. 264 patients attended the camp in which 37 referred for cataract surgery. Spectacles prescribed for 128 persons and 10 were given other treatments.

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