Goa Sudharop, in conjunction with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Goa, and the GOA OUTREACH COVID Relief Fund (an initiative of overseas Goans in the USA & Canada) hosted an eye camp on March 21, 2021 to provide optometry services to residents of the remote village of Ambaulim (Quepem). The eye-camp is part of Goa Sudharop’s ongoing Covid-19 assistance program and was funded by the GOA OUTREACH COVID Relief Fund to provide medical services to those who live below the poverty line and who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. These patients, most of whom had never had their eyes checked before in their life, were given free eye examinations and medical care which will greatly improve their quality of life.
At the eye camp 60+ people were given life-altering medical assistance of which 27 were given prescription glasses while others received medications and two operations were subsequently performed. Imagine going through life not being able to properly see the world around you – this is the reality for many Goans and we are proud to be able to make such a positive impact on people’s lives by simply providing them with basic medical attention.
We are grateful to everyone (funding by GOA OUTREACH COVID Relief Fund, eye doctor Dr. Sarvesh Sawant and the entire volunteer team of St. Vincent De Paul and Goa Sudharop) who made this eye camp possible.
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