In the heart of Village Banara, District Cuttack, lies Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya (JKC), a primary healthcare centre serving over 5,000 villagers from Damapada Tahasil and its neighbouring communities. JKC has been providing primary medical facilities and conducting regular free medical camps for those in need.
One of the standout initiatives of JKC is its commitment to combat preventable blindness and create awareness about the importance of regular eye checkups. Recognizing this dire need, JKC has an ophthalmology wing established last year in collaboration with JPM Cuttack Eye Hospital and Research Institute, a state-of-the-art eye institute based in Cuttack, which provides comprehensive eye care services.
During this transformative eye camp, the dedicated medical staff and ophthalmic assistants from JKC performed a range of essential services:
- Primary Vision Tests: Ensuring villagers had their vision examined to detect potential issues.
- Tension and Duct Examination for those above 40: Acknowledging the importance of eye health as one age.
- Refraction Tests: Determining the correct prescription for eyeglasses.
- Provision of Necessary Medication: Ensuring immediate care and relief where required.
- Recommendation of Surgery: In cases where surgery was necessary, villagers were referred to a nearby eye hospital.
What truly made this camp a resounding success was the unwavering commitment of JKYog volunteers and the dedicated staff of JKC. Their tireless efforts and selfless service rekindled the gift of sight for numerous villagers who could not afford such checkups due to limited resources and awareness.
This eye camp illuminated the lives of those who received care and inspired the path for future endeavours in holistic health and community service by Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya.