KARACHI: In pursuit of the provision of quality healthcare to local communities, free-of-cost surgical eye camps were organized recently in districts Kambar-Shahdadkot and Sanghar, Sindh, home to Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)’s Mazarani Gas Field, Gambat South and Hala blocks. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital was the implementing partner. Annual surgical eye camps are an ongoing feature of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
Eye camps at District Kambar-Shahdadkot were held at District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital, Kambar between March 4 and 6 while a one-day camp was organized at Government Primary School Ghabi Dero (GPSGD), near Mazarani Gas Field on March 5. Earlier, a similar three-day eye camp was held at Shahdadpur Institute of Medical Sciences between February 26 and 28, catering to local communities residing around Shahdadpur, Shahdadpur East and Shahdadpur West gas fields of Gambat South Block as well as Adam and Adam West fields of Hala Block.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), District Kambar-Shahdadkot Amir Hussain inaugurated the camp at DHQ Hospital Kambar, whereas Chairman, Union Council, Ghabi Dero Nawab Shah Nawaz Khan Chandio inaugurated the one at GPSGD.
Over 3800 locals were provided consultation, treatment and medicines at these camps. Among these, more than 2700 patients were provided glasses for near and distant vision and 300 on-site cataract surgeries were carried out.