Shatrughan Sinha Inaugurates Eye Care Center in Patna, Ara, and Vaishali

Typography

Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha, at a function in Patna on Friday inaugurated vision centers in Patna, Ara, and Vaishali under the Seeing is Believing program launched by the Standard Chartered Bank.

Under the scheme, eight vision centers with the goal to eradicate blindness and improve eye sight is to be set up in Bihar and Maharashtra. People will be able to get their eyes tested at these centers and those who require surgery would be treated free of cost, Sinha, a former Bollywood actor, said.

The program is part of a campaign by the Canadian NGO Operation Eye Sight Universal and its partners in India including Sri Sai Lions Vision Center, Udaygiri Lions Eye Hospital, and Sri Ganpati Vision Center.

The program plans to provide eye test to over 4 lakh people in India in a period of next three years. There are nearly 12 lakh people in India who are clinically blind, officials said.

Others who also spoke on the occasion included Sri Sai Lions Vision Center chairperson Ashok Kumar, Dr. Santosh Mosis, Dr. Anjani Kumar, Dr. Devesh Shah, and Dr. Karuna Bhatia.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

LJP MP's Son, who Died in Road Accident, Cremated in Patna

May 28, 2017
LJP leaders mourn the death of party MP Rama Singh's son at LJP office in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders in Patna on Sunday mourned the death of Rajiv…

Misa Bharti, Husband Summoned by the IT Department

May 24, 2017
File photo of RJD MP and Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi's daughter Misa Bharti.
New Delhi: In a setback to the Lalu clan and particularly to the Rashtriya Janata Dal…

Junior Doctors at PMCH Stay away from Work

May 24, 2017
AISF activists burning the effigy of Bihar government for police lathi charge on junior doctors at the PMCH.
Patna: Junior doctors of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) boycotted work on…

Former RJD MP Gets Life Term in 22-year old Murder Case

May 23, 2017
File photo of Prabhunath Singh with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: Following his conviction by a Hazaribagh court on May 18 relating…

Financial Handler of Misa Bharti Arrested in Unrelated Money Laundering Case

May 23, 2017
File photo of Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on late Monday evening arrested Rajesh…

Sushil Modi now to Target Other Corrupt RJD Leaders

May 23, 2017
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in…

PhotoGallery

photogallery module

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections