CHENGALPATTU: A sensitization rally to commemorate the conclusion of the two-week national eye sensitization program was held in Chengalpattu on Wednesday.
The nationwide outreach program is observed annually for a two-week period from August 25 to September 8.
To celebrate the 37th National Eye Awareness Fortnight this year, Chengalpattu Vision Loss Prevention Society conducted various awareness programs under the leadership of District Collector Rahulnath.
Following this, a sensitization seminar was held at Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital on Wednesday, attended by medical department officials, hospital officials, doctors, nursing supervisors, professors, assistant professors, medical graduates from postgraduate, more than 200 nursing and medical students.
The company has conducted several sensitization programs in all primary health centers, government district hospitals, taluk hospitals and government medical college hospitals in Chengalpattu district. Arrangements for the rally and seminar were made by Geetha, District Project Manager, Chengalpattu District Vision Loss Prevention Society. Speaking at the reception, Geetha said: “Millions of people in India are blind due to corneal damage. To address this, the general public should be aware of preventive measures and consent to donate their eyes after death,” she said.
They can register to give consent for eye donation at the ophthalmology unit of the nearest government hospital or through the website. Society officials asked the public to pledge to educate family and friends about eye donation.