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Ashok Jain’s facility, the Roshni Eye Bank, in Saharanpur.(HT Photo)

Moga-born man who gifted sight to many, battles cancer alone

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut, Meerut
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Ashok Jain, born in Punjab’s Moga district , is known as the “Eye Man” for giving donors’ eyes to medical institutions for transplant. But he is now fighting for his own life for the past six months, as he battles oesophageal cancer.
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With the world gearing up to celebrate the World Organ Donation Day on Tuesday, Punjab has something to add to the cheer.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
With the world gearing up to celebrate the World Organ Donation Day on Tuesday, Punjab has something to add to the cheer.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Punjab records 19% jump in eye donations

By Amarpal Singh | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:55 AM IST
The department collected over 1,517 corneas in 2018-19 (April 1 to March 31); in 2017-18, the number was 1,274, which was just 1.3% increase over the 2016-17 figure of 1,257.
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Dr Satish Pawar, joint director of Directorate of Health Services, said the numbers are low in Maharashtra due to the accurate reportage system of the state.(Pic for representation/ REUTERS)
Dr Satish Pawar, joint director of Directorate of Health Services, said the numbers are low in Maharashtra due to the accurate reportage system of the state.(Pic for representation/ REUTERS)

Maharashtra lags behind in eye donations, reveals data submitted in LS

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 11:46 PM IST
State recorded only 936 out of total 14,474 (6%) eye donations in India between April and July 25 this year
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An increasing number of both rural and urban households have children wearing spectacles.(Shutterstock)
An increasing number of both rural and urban households have children wearing spectacles.(Shutterstock)

Eye ailment major problem amongst Indian children, says Venkaiah Naidu

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 11:25 AM IST
According to Naidu, unlike in the past when the impression was urban school children are more prone to eye ailments, now even in children in rural schools suffer from myopia.
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