Two displaced women underwent an eye surgery successfully on Wednesday under the initiatives of alumni DM College and free eye treatment provided by Yaima Eye hospital.
With the initiatives from the alumni of DM College of Science 1996 and 1999 TDC batch, the eye surgery of two females namely Lukram Malemthoibi Chanu, 18 and Lourembam Bimola Devi, 41 were conducted successfully at free of cost at Yaima Eye Hospital located at Khagempalli, Imphal West.
Memthoibi and Bimola were displaced from Phougakchao Ikhai and Toubung, both of them are staying at two different relief camps opened at Kumbi Terakhong and Ithai Khunou respectively.
Both the persons have been suffering from ‘pterygium’ which is a noncancerous growth that starts in the clear, thin tissue (conjunctiva) of the eye.
It is said that the alumni members have been providing necessary assistance at various relief camps since the violence was erupted. Even the members of the alumni who are in the medical profession have been organising various free health camps at many of the relief camps.
One Ningthoujam Madhusudon, a member of the alumni, said earlier that two persons who are staying at relief camps were also given necessary assistance and free eye treatment was done at the same eye hospital on January 16.
He said another IDP staying at Kubi Terakhong relief camp and suffering from chronic otitis media will be given treatment at RIMS ENT surgery on February 20. Free medical camps will be organised at various relief camps by the members of the alumni who are in the medical profession, and providing necessary assistance to IDPs will continue.