CIESCO, a Kozhikode-based socio-cultural organisation, in collaboration with the Malabar Eye Hospital has embarked on a year-long project to make Thekkeppuram region — comprising Vattampoyil, Francis Road, Pallikkandy, Azheekkal, and Mukhadar area — a cataract-free zone.

CIESCO general secretary C.E.V. Abdul Gafoor and Malabar Eye Hospital representatives in a joint press conference on Saturday said various activities as part of the project, including a survey to identify cataract patients and eye-testing camps, would begin from Sunday. — Staff Reporter