The biggest Lions Club International Eye Hospital in India in Siliguri opened the first Cataract Phaco Surgery Training Centre in North Bengal with support from Zeiss India; the leading international organization and technology enterprise that offers solutions for medicine, eyeglass lenses, eye care diagnostics etc. The Training Centre was inaugurated from the auspicious hands of International Speaker Bramha Kumari Sister Shivani in presence of Past International Director, Lions Club International Aruna Abhey Oswal.
The Centre of Excellence; Ophthalmic Training Centre of the region offering multiple Optometry, and Ophthalmic courses & fellowship opportunities to the Doctors and other health care professionalswill now also cater as a master training institution imbibing skills in advanced phaco surgery. Phaco surgery also known as stichless Cataract Surgery makes the entire procedure easy, painless and hence recovery of the patient quicker after the surgery. Dr. Kishore Paul, Chief Medical Officer of the hospital address the visiting guests informed that the new training centre will be accessible for training to Ophthalmologist from the regionfrom both Government and Private health practitioners who hold the responsibility in creating avoidable blindness free North Bengal. The Hospital along with its fully fledged 5 Modular Operation Theater will help Doctors learn the craft of Cataract Phaco surgery.Dr. Rajesh Saini, Chief Executive Officer concluded that the Hospital system conducted more than 14000+ surgeries only in the year 2018 – 2019 alone and visions to reach 20,000+ eye surgeries in the year 2020 with a more committed team and health care staff.
To honour the launch of the Training Centre Past International Director, Lions Club International and principle donor of the Hospital Lion ArunaAbheyOswal was herself present along with Hospital Chairman Lion P.C Maskara, PDG Lion PK Shah, Past Chairman Lion G.S Hora and Lions District 322F Governor Lion Shravan Kumar. The Training Centre was inaugurated by the gracious hands of International Speaker and principle ambassador of a spiritual movement today, the BramhaKumaris, Sister Shivani who enlightened the visiting Lions fraternity and honorary guests from across the country of the importance of charity without ego, the need to open the third eye of self-consciousness and the world we can create together with a beautiful vision of collective action. During the occasionMr. Amit Chakraborty Manager, Regional Sales Managerfrom Zeiss explained the skill distribution model and appreciated the hospital in coming forth in establishing a Center of excellence and fulfilling a long sought after dream of the Hospital and Zeiss in creating a Cataract Training Centre in North Bengal.