The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today pledged to donate his eyes to Ranchi based Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital(KMEH),a reputed hospital approved by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers((NABH).
“I have decided to donate my eyes at KMEH and have filled the form for the same. I want my last rites to be performed in Saranda Jungle located in Singhbhum district in Jharkhand and my eyes are be to donated at KMEH,” Ramesh said, while addressing a function at the hospital this morning.
A “Run for Vision” was organised by the Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital with more than 1,000 people,mainly students from various schools ,taking part in it.
Apart from Jairam Ramesh,KMEH Founder and Director Bharti Kashyap and her husband B.P. Kashyap, Jharkhand, Chief Secretary R.S. Sharma and Principal Secretary(Water Resources Department) Santosh Kumar Satapathy were part of this social initiative.
The programme also marked the end of a mega eye camp which was organised by KMEH in 114 villages in Latehar under the Saryu Action Plan in Jharkhand. The camp at Saryu was held on July 30,2013 as an initiative of the Union Minister.
Around 2,000 people from 114 villages underwent an eye checkup in the camp at Saryu.
The KMEH in association with State Bank of India,carried out operations of more than 250 people, including 17 children, and helped them to gain vision.The hospital also distributed 200 Premium spectacles to children of 114 Villages which fall under Saryu Action Plan.
Jairam Ramesh today appreciated the hard work and efforts made by Bharti Kashyap for organising eye camps in Maoist-affected areas, and said: “Jharkhand needs doctors like Bharti Kashyap to end the misery of this state.”