The Rotary Club of Rajdhani has handed over cataract surgery equipment– phacoemulsification machine– to the B.P. Koirala Lions Center for Ophthalmic Studies of the Teaching hospital.
Vitrectomy can also be done from this machine worth US $ 47,609 that will make cataract surgery quality and safe, said the press note adding other necessary parts related to this machine have also been handed over at the function organized on Monday June 11 at the Teaching Hospital premises in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.
Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat problems of the eye’s retina and vitreous.
District Governor of Rotary District 3292 Nepal Jitendra Bahadur Rajbhandari, former District Governor of RRFC Basudev Golyan and Chairman of Rotary Rajdhani Nischal Bahadur Shrestha handed over the machine under the Rotary’s Global Grant to Executive Director of the hospital. Dr. Sagun Narayan Joshi.
Chairman of the club Shrestha said that the club has been dedicated in the field of education and health since its inception.
Rotary Club of Delhi Ashoka of India is also among the international partner clubs to help provide this machine.
First contact of the project and former president of the club Pradip Shrestha informed that the club has contributed 6,000 US dollars.
Similarly, NRs.100,000 provided by the members of the club and Mama Foundation Dr. Shankar Prasad Acharya for the maintenance of a garden of the hospital was also handed over.
The hospital also has a four-way test run by the Rotary Club’s guide.
The Rotary Club of Rajdhani has been providing various equipment along with financial assistance to various hospitals and organizations including Bir Hospital and Star Hospital. Former president of the Rotary Club of Rajdhani, informed former president of the club Mithilesh Kumar Jha.