In a joint effort, a team of Ophthalmologists from Al Shifa Eye Trust Rawalpindi, in collaboration with the Pakistan Army, has organized a two-day free eye camp at the RHQ Hospital in Gilgit.
On the inaugural day today, skilled eye specialists offered complimentary examinations to the patients, focusing on diagnosing and treating various eye conditions, with a particular emphasis on cataracts.
The free medical camp aimed to extend essential eye treatment to the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, ensuring that individuals had access to quality healthcare services.
Patients attending the camp not only received thorough examinations but were also provided with necessary treatments for various eye-related diseases.
Moreover, the initiative included the distribution of free eyeglasses and medicines to those in need, further alleviating the burden on individuals who may face financial constraints in accessing these essential resources.
Thousands of patients in Gilgit-Baltistan benefited from this noble endeavour, highlighting the impact of such collaborative healthcare efforts in remote regions.
Commander FCNA, in conjunction with the management of Al Shifa, paid a visit to the hospital, taking the opportunity to interact with the patients and gain insights into their healthcare experiences.
This thoughtful gesture reflects the commitment of both Al Shifa Eye Trust and the Pakistan Army to not only provide medical assistance but also to engage with the community on a personal level.
The Pakistan Army has consistently demonstrated its dedication to the welfare of the people in Gilgit, organizing free medical camps periodically.
These initiatives play a crucial role in ensuring that every district receives fundamental health facilities, promoting a healthier and more resilient local population.
The success of this two-day eye camp underscores the positive impact that collaborative efforts between healthcare organizations and the military can have on community well-being.
As the medical community continues to work hand-in-hand with the armed forces, the people of Gilgit can look forward to continued access to essential healthcare services.