Focus on Bihar - East Champaran

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A memorable story from 2018 from East Champaran’s MHKS hospital.
Farmer Aklu Paswan is smiling even before his sight has been restored by cataract surgery. Why? Because he has realised that the two outreach workers pictured with him are not middlemen demanding money in return for surgery at a distant hospital - they are staff from his local community eye hospital. He will have surgery free of cost and all the appropriate follow up care, close to his home.

Located in the worst place for blindness in the whole of Bihar and where, in the early 2000s Second Sight’s visiting eye surgeons established a good reputation for quality care, the MHKS has taken up the baton. Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Anand’s 3-minute cataract surgery produces excellent post-operative vision.