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India to provide grant for Nepal eye patients

india Updated: Jun 28, 2006 14:23 IST

India will provide a grant of Rs 7 million for assisting cataract patients in Nepal.

The money will be utilised at the Indo-Nepal Friendship Eye camps, which will be held in various districts of the Himalayan Kingdom beginning next month.

The assistance will be used to carry out free implantation of intra-ocular lenses on 10,000 cataract patients and conduct free operations on 2,000 trachoma patients living in rural and remote areas of Nepal, the Indian Embassy said in a press release in Kathmandu.

The Indian Embassy would bear 50 per cent cost of the operation while the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh would bear the other half.

The programme is scheduled to kick start from July 2006 and wind up in March 2007.

A memoranda of Understanding was signed between Indian Embassy and NNJS on Tuesday in connection with conducting the eye-camps in various districts.