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First Mobile Eye Clinic in North East India Inaugurated

Guwahati, 24th February 2021: For the first time in Northeast India an Ambulance cum Mobile Eye Clinic was launched on 24th February, 2021. 

Rtd. Director of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Guwahati, Dr. C. K. Barua inaugurated the mobile unit and Provincial of the Salesian Province of Guwahati, Fr. Januarius Sangma blessed the unit.  

Dr. Barua in his impassioned speech said, “This Mobile Eye Clinic is a new beginning, as this is the first mobile eye unit that provides such range of services”.  

Speaking at the inaugural function, Programme Coordinator – Health, Bosco Reach Out Mr. Probal S.G, said, “This Mobile Eye Clinic was a result of the culmination of experience that Bosco Reach Out gained in community ophthalmology, by providing eye services to the marginalised in the interior parts of Assam over the last 10 years.”

Probal added, “This Mobile Eye Clinic will be able to provide all facilities of OPD to the poor in the remote parts of Assam.”  

Executive Director of Bosco Reach Out Fr Jayaprakash, thanked the collaboration of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Guwahati, over the last 10 years and said, “this model of Public-Private partnership in providing medical services to the poor is a model that can be replicated all across the country.”

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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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