Free eye treatment for the less-privileged

Following are the excerpts of the conversation of Mr Abdul Rahim Janoo, Chairman of Haji Razzak Janoo Memorial Trust, Baba Farid Free Laser Surgery Eye Camp and Former Chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) while talking to PAKISTAN & GULF ECONOMIST.

With the mercy of Almighty Allah, Baba Farid Free Eye Camp at Pak Pattan is completed to provide free eye treatment to less-privileged people of remote areas. The free camp is being setup by the Haji Razzak Janoo Memorial Trust, one of the largest free eye camp trust in Pakistan under the management of Janoo family that holds free eye camps throughout the year in various cities of Pakistan as well as in Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

During this camp 4,133 latest laser surgeries including 55 children were done, whereas 105,000 patients were treated in Free OPD by prominent eye surgeons and specialists. During last 33 years, 310 Free Eye Camps have been organized and approximately 293,700 patients’ latest eye surgeries were done as well as more than 3.6 million patients were treated in free OPDs. This is one of the largest Baba Farid Free Eye Camp at Pak Pattan during from 9th to 15th November 2021.

All the medicines and food to the patients and their attendants are being provided FREE OF COST by his trust. The camps are being setup with an aim to provide latest facilities to less-privileged people of remote areas because they cannot bear the huge expense of such facilities at the modern hospitals.

In December 2021, the Trust will organized Eye Camps in Sindh Governor House, Karachi, Mirpur Khas and Jacobabad, whereas in January, February & March 2022 they will organize Free Eye Camps in Rajanpur, Jampur, Bahawal Nagar, Jati, Gwadar, Ormara, Pasni, Dadu, , Chohar Jamali & Hala. By the end of current season, record total figure of 300,000 surgeries will be achieved. We will organize a celebration dinner in honour of Doctors and Volunteers. Prominent Philanthropist, Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

If security circumstances in Afghanistan remain peaceful, we would also organize an Eye Camp in Afghanistan. The Trust has also organized Free Eye Camps in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well.

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