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Flying hospital wraps up operations

By Tulika Bhaduri, Kolkata, Sept 23 : The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, which functions and treats patients from a well equipped DC-10 jet aircraft, on Sunday declared an end to its fortnight service all throughout the city, here.


The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital which had landed in the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, here to provide free medical treatment to local eye patients and spread awareness of eye care wrapped up its operations on Sunday.

Present at the closing event were the Countess of Wessex Sophie, who made her participation an object of the sight saving project along with Bengali films director Sandip Ray.

ORBIS is a non-profit, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the grave cause of saving sight worldwide.

In addition to its eye care program, it also provided training through hospital-based program and web-based Cyber Sight.

It has carried on its services worldwide, providing quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable.

In 2012, ORBIS and its partners provided over 4,500,000 treatments, more than 55,545 surgeries and trained over 20,830 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, according to the present research updates.

According to officials, the flying hospital has specially worked on refractive errors, childhood blindness, corneal disease, eye banking, diabetic retinopathy and advocacy in India for the last four years of its visit to the place.

Robert Walters, ORBIS EMEA Chairman said, "According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there are approximately 1.5 million blind children in the world out of whom approximately one million live in Asia and approximately 300000 in Africa."

"I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the Flying Eye Hospital and its associate partners to initiate such an indulging program for eye care," said the Countess of Wessex.

Sandip Ray acknowledged thoughts about issues of similar kind.

--IBNS (Posted on 23-09-2013)

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