The Ruparelia Foundation is set to hold a medical eye camp in Kamuli district. The two-day camp will take place at the Shree Hind Bhavin Samal.
Starting Saturday, the camp will provide free eye checks, treatments, glasses, and cataract surgeries.
According to Dr. Susan Kikira, a consultant ophthalmologist, cataracts cause 57% of blindness cases in the nation, and uncorrected refractive errors are the most frequent cause of visual impairment.
Based on this medical background, more than 2000 people with different eye problems are expected to turn up in Kamuli district.
The North Indian Cultural Association (NICA) has also rendered tremendous support to the cause, aimed at offering free eye health care to the people of Kamuli and the surrounding communities.
Sheena Ruparelia, the Director of Ruparelia Group, noted the foundation has so far conducted medical eye camps in Kampala, but the Kamuli edition is very special because it’s happening in the town where the co-founder of the foundation, Jyotsna Ruparelia, was born and raised.
“It warms my heart to give back to the community where I grew up,” Jyotsna Ruparelia said.
The First Deputy Prime Minister, Rebecca Kadaga, who is expected to flag off the health camp, acknowledged the kind gesture of the Ruparelia Foundation and believes initiatives of this nature are highly essential as they complement government efforts.
“We call upon other well-wishers to join and support this noble cause, as together we can create a better world with a better vision,” Kadaga said.
The Ruparelia Foundation has always tried to attract and treat large numbers during its eye camps.
The most recent one attracted 4,032 people for screening; 275 cataract surgeries were conducted; 422 reading glasses and 180 prescription glasses were donated to the people in dire need of corrective eye glasses.
Ruparelia Foundation extended their heartfelt appreciation to the numerous partners that offered their invaluable support: Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Abacus Parental Drug Limited, SSDM Temple, Rwenzori Bottling Company Ltd, Euroflex Ltd (Eurofoam), Pearl Dairy Farms Ltd (Lato milk), and Harris International (Riham). Additionally, The Rotary Club of Jinja and The Rotary Club of Nsangi have also made generous donations.