Imphal: Eye surgeries of internally displaced persons were conducted successfully on Wednesday.
The surgeries were conducted with the initiatives and assistance of alumni DM College and Yaima Eye hospital.
Tousands of people have been displaced at various places of the state due to the prevailing crisis. Many of them have been staying at various relief camps and pre-fabricated houses.
With the initiatives of the alumni of DM College of Science 1996 twelve and 1999 TDC batch, eye operations of two females namely Lukram Malemthoibi Chanu, 18 and Lourembam Bimola Devi, 41 were conducted successfully at free of cost at Yaima Eye Hospital located at Khagempalli, Imphal West.
Memthoibi and Bimola were displaced from Phougakchao Ikhai and Toubung, both of them are staying at two different relief camps opened at Kumbi Terakhong and Ithai Khunou respectively.
Both the persons have been suffering from ‘pterygium’ which is a noncancerous growth that starts in the clear, thin tissue (conjunctiva) of the eye.
The alumni members have been providing necessary assistance at various relief camps since the violence erupted. The members of the alumni who are in medical profession have been organising various free health camps at many of the relief camps.
One of the member of the alumni, Ningthoujam Madhusudon, said earlier two persons who are staying at relief camps were also given necessary assistance and free eye treatment was done at the same eye hospital on January 16.
He said another displaced person staying at Kubi Terakhong relief camp who is suffering with chronic Otitis Media will be given treatment at RIMS ENT surgery on February 20. Free medical camp will be organised at various relief camps by the members of the alumni, he added.