As part of the 29th National Eye Donation fortnight, being celebrated from 25th August to 8th September, a felicitation function was successfully organised today by Dr Rajkumar Eye Bank & Narayana Nethralaya to recognize the services of those who have made significant contribution in the field of eye donation.
It was attended by representatives of Eye collection units, hospitals and various youth and social welfare associations.
An estimated 3 million blind people in India are waiting for a corneal transplantation with over a hundred registrations waiting in just our hospital. Narayana Nethralaya has been a forerunner in making efforts to eradicate corneal blindness through its two eye banks, the Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank and Shankar Anand Singh Eye Bank. Dr Bhujang Shetty, Chairman of the hospital has always endeavored to create awareness for eye pledging and donation to help as many patients as possible.