By Spy Uganda
The Ruparelia Foundation, on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of August 2022, held an eye camp in Kamuli, at the Shree Hind Bhavin Samal, providing free eye checks, treatments, glasses and cataract surgeries. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in low/middle-income families; the highest burden is thought to be in the Karamoja and Busoga regions.
The Ruparelia Foundation, established in 2012 has always had a vision to create positive and transformative change in the community, with the belief that ”synergistic results are produced when we work together”.
The Foundation has attracted and treated large numbers during eye camps with the most recent one attracting thousands of people. In Kamuli, the Foundation and partners had over 751 people on the first day, 657 people screened, 83 surgeries registered and 48 surgeries had been conducted by Saturday 4pm.
Jyostna Ruparelia a born of Kamuli district also wife of businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia in her remarks thanked the people of Kamuli and the patients for coming through in large numbers to receive free treatment.
Jyostna also thanked Dr. Ruparelia for always supporting her whenever she organizes events like this to give back to people and the communities.
Sheena Ruparelia who has been overseeing the preparations noted that this is a third eye camp the Ruparelia Foundation has done but said the one in Kamuli is the first one to be conducted outside Kampala.
She commended the local leadership of Kamuli for granting them permission to conduct the medical camp and all the sponsors and partners like doctors for making it successful.
The First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, who flagged off the health camp acknowledged the kind gesture of the Ruparelia Foundation, and believes that initiatives of this nature are highly essential as they complement Government efforts.
Ruparelia Foundation today sponsored a two day Eye Medical camp where they treated over 800 patients , including 60 surgeries for removal of Cataracts ,supply of free Eye glasses and general treatment in Kamuli District pic.twitter.com/WxwtNdN1LD
— Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (@RebeccaKadagaUG) August 20, 2022
Meanwhile during the visit to Kamuli township primary school, Ms Jyostna Ruparelia on behalf of the foundation pledged to support the school by renovating some classroom blocks, provision of scholastic materials, library books and some computer accessories.
Pictorial For Kamuli-Eye Camp