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RSS Seva Vibhag organises Eye Testing & Surgery camp, 607 villagers benefited

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Source: Samvada June 28th, 2011, Seva Vibhag of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bangalore’s  Banashankari Unit arranged a free eye testing camp on Sunday June 26th at semi rural area of Gottigere. The camp was attended by nearly 607  villagers who are poor and  could not afford entry in to higher hospitals for their check up for their vision related ailments.
RSS Seva Vibhag organised free eye testing camp at Gottigere, Bangalore Apart from eye testing to diagnose the specific cause and health status of eyes, its mineral-nutrient requirements etc, the camp also had Cataract surgery facility. 44 villagers benifited from Cataract surgery. People beyond the age of 55-60 used to get regular cataract problem,  but for these villagers it was a blessing in disguise when they made their visualise the dream of surgery for a free of cost.
For 274 patients with poor vision the spectacles were distributed freely. The camp was organised by Rasht…

Hundreds have to beg for blood

Source: Express news service on IBNLIVETHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Devasya from Malabar came to the city for treatment of cancer at the Regional Cancer Centre. But what happened hence should be an eye-opener to the hundreds of people who refuse or hesitate to donate blood.While any normal person has a platelet count of 1.4 lakh, Devasya’s count went as down to 10,000. The count went on nosediving as he, a stranger to the city, could not find any donor.�With death haunting him at every step, Devasya had to walk all the way from RCC to Statue, literally begging for blood. Finally, it was some good samaritans at a government office near Statue who went with him to donate blood. Thanks to them, Devasya is still alive.�Devasya is just one among the hundreds who have to beg for blood, says the Voluntary Blood Donors Society based in Thampanoor. ‘’Most patients from outside the city have a huge problem obtaining blood. Obviously they cannot bring 5-6 donors from their hometown and their only option …