The danger of hundreds of students losing the sight of one eye of both eyes is prevailing in Thenmaradchchi, said the PHI, M.Prabaharan. He said so in an event held at the Chavakachcheri Medical Officer of Heath’s office yesterday.
Elaborating further he said that a medical examination held last year including 250 students of Thenmaradchchi in which several students were found having impaired vision in one eye or in both eyes. A situation exists in which , due to the economic situation of the parents of these students, they are unable obtain spectacles. Consequently, there is a danger of these students losing eye sight over the time.
Annually such students are identified and the public organizations should come forward to help these very backward students to obtain spectacles. Organizations such as The Thenmaradchchi Development Society should illuminate the lives of these students by providing them with spectacles, he said.
Accepting his request, the Thenmaradchchi Development Society had promised to provide spectacles to affected students in the same event itself and requested that details of these be provided to them.