PHOTOS: Over 1,800 offered free treatment at Ruparelia Foundation’s Eye Camp in Kamuli

According to the organizers, a total of 1810 people were screened between Saturday and Sunday, while more than 100 surgeries were conducted, and over 400 eyeglasses were offered throughout.

KAMULI, UGANDA: Thousands of eye patients from Kamuli district and neighboring districts over the weekend enjoyed free treatment during the Eye Medical camp organized by the Ruparelia Foundation as a Corporate Social Responsibility drive in the Eastern region.

The two-day event which happened from Aug 20 to 21st was held at Shree Bhavin Samala Street in Kamuli municipality where beneficiaries were offered free eye medical services, checkups, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries among others.

According to the organizers, a total of 1,810 people were screened between Saturday and Sunday, while 143 surgeries were conducted, and approximately about 1000 eyeglasses were offered throughout the camp.

First Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga who opened the camp arrives in company of Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia (with camp) and his wife Mrs. Jyotsna Ruparelia (in Red)

Mrs. Jyostna Ruparelia a born of Kamuli district who is also wife of City Businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia in her remarks thanked the people of Kamuli and the patients for coming through in large numbers to receive free treatment.

She also thanked her hubby Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia for always supporting her whenever she organizes events like this to give back to people and the communities.

First Deputy Premier Ms. Rebecca Kadaga was welcomed by the Ruparelia Family to open the camp

During the visit to Kamuli township primary school, Ms Jyostna Ruparelia on behalf of the foundation pledged to support the school by renovating some classroom blocks, and provision of scholastic materials, library books and some computer accessories.

Sudhir’s daughter, Ms. Sheena Ruparelia who was among the organizers of the camp noted that this is the third eye camp the Ruparelia Foundation has done but said the one in Kamuli is the first one to be conducted outside Kampala.

She commended the local leadership of Kamuli for granting them permission to conduct the medical camp and all the sponsors and partners like doctors for making it successful.

Ruparelia Group Chairman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia at the Eye Camp

First Deputy prime minister and former Speaker of Parliament Ms. Rebecca Kadaga who was one of the high profile guests at the camp appealed to the health ministry to consider Kamuli district for more eye specialists.

Her call came after a series of reports of an overwhelming number of eye-affected cases in the district. According to the district health officer, the eye specialists are few compared to the number of patients received.

Tycoon Sudhir, and Ruparelia Foundation Officials pose for a group photo with pupils of Kamuli Township Primary School

The Ruparelia Foundation Free Eye Medical Camp was sponsored by invaluable partners who included; Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Abacus Parental Drug Limited, SSDM Temple, Rwenzori Bottling Company Ltd, Euroflex Ltd (Eurofoam), Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd (Lato milk), Harris International (Riham), Rotary Clubs of Jinja and Nsangi.

The foundation continues to call upon other well-wishers to join and support this noble cause so as to create a better world with a better vision for Ugandans.

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