The Prem Rawat Foundation's Free Eye Clinic Earns Physicians' Praise

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The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) held its fifth eye clinic for India's poor and received high praise from attending physicians. In two days, doctors gave free consultations and supplies to more than 1,000 patients, dispensing eyedrops to 980 and giving eyeglasses to 570.

The doctors treated me with such care, thoroughness and kindness. This kind of treatment is hard to find even when you pay for it.

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) held its fifth eye clinic for India's poor and received high praise from attending physicians.

In two days, doctors gave free consultations and supplies to more than 1,000 patients, dispensing eyedrops to 980 and giving eyeglasses to 570. The clinic was held in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in northern India.

Three eye specialists and five trained assistants worked with the help of the Foundation's financial support, facilities, management and volunteers.

Among those participating was Dr. Seema Srivastava, who said, "This is the first time I have attended an eye clinic arranged by this organization. Everything was done with excellent coordination and management. Because of this, we could offer our best services in a positive atmosphere."

Dr. Sandeep Vijay, who has served in more than 3,000 eye camps in the Rajasthan and Haryana regions, said this camp was different. "The working environment was cool and clean. And good quality spectacles and medicines distribution like we had here is a rarity."

Vimla Sharma, one of the patients, said, "The doctors treated me with such care, thoroughness and kindness. This kind of treatment is hard to find even when you pay for it."

During the week before the camp, volunteers went to far-flung hamlets in the desert and invited people to take advantage of the free services.

Since 2004, TPRF clinics have reached out to India's most rural poor, amongst whom preventable blindness is rampant. To date, more than 15 thousand people have had their eyes examined and received eyeglasses. The Foundation plans to hold more camps all over India in the near future.

TPRF works with Raj Vidya Kender (RVK) in India to arrange the clinics. Besides donating humanitarian aid, both organizations promote the message of Prem Rawat, an internationally recognized ambassador of peace, who is known throughout India as Maharaji.

To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and humanitarian initiatives: The Prem Rawat Foundation

Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation

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