The Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) launched its School Sight Testing Programme (SSTP) by providing comprehensive eye care services to the students of JAAGO Foundation, a school for the underprivileged, at Rayer Bazar in the capital.
Under the programme, the ECP-MSS has examined 175 students and will examine 1,200 students and provide medicine and eye glasses as per necessity, says a press release.
The programme was inaugurated by JAAGO Foundation founder Korvi Rakshand and MSS executive director Emam Hasanath.
In his speech, MSS president Feroz M Hassan said, “Over 12,000 children, mostly disadvantaged, are suffering from blindness due to un-operated cataract. The ECP-MSS is determined to reach out to those children and restore their eyesight”.
The ECP-MSS is working to eliminate avoidable blindness among the underprivileged.
Mentionable, the SSTP will identify short-sighted vision and other eye diseases of the disadvantaged children, provide referral services and appropriate treatment to the identified patients and build awareness about basic eye care among students and teachers.