Focus on Bihar –Aurangabad district
Drishti Eye Care Hospital is run by Azhar Khan who has huge experience in running eye services in Bihar. The year 2018 was memorable for the DECH for the large number of children seen as patients. Azhar has close links with experienced paediatric ophthalmologists to whom he can refer children who cannot be treated in Aurangabad.
The team also learned an important lesson about their ‘one eye, one tree’ initiative - giving each newly-sighted patient a tree to plant. There will always be a tussle over the hot favourites, the mango trees!