Amit Palekar in association with Rotary club of Panaji Riviera and Vision Hospital organised a free cataract detection camp in St. Cruz, on Saturday.
“Around patients were examined and medicines were given to the needy, while free cataract surgeries will be performed at Vision Hospital for those patients who have been detected with cataract at the camp. In addition, free spectacles will be given to those in need”, Palekar said.
He further said, “We received an overwhelming response for this camp. Many people registered for the camp, however, it was not physically feasible to examine everyone at once. Therefore, we examined senior citizens first, and this eye camp will continue for all those registered”.
“In St. Cruz, there is no health center. We have been requesting it for several years, but the government has never acted on it. Earlier, with the help of Rotary club of Panaji Riviera, we had organised a diabetes detection camp, and we are planning to organize a breast cancer detection camp in the future”, Palekar added.
Along with the Rotary club of Panaji Riviera Palekar has donated 185 beds in GMC’s Super speciality wing during Covid times.
Palekar said “The main objective of this club is to work towards women empowerment, child and women development. The club also gifted 16 units of solar home lighting kits to the residents of Keri, a tribal settlement in Cotigao village panchayat. It has 15 tribal huts comprising 120 residents, and one has to walk 5 km up a difficult, steep terrain. The hamlet was deprived of electricity from the last 60 years of liberation”.