Ashok stresses eye care awareness

Updated - January 19, 2015 05:42 am IST

Published - January 19, 2015 12:00 am IST - VIZIANAGARAM:

Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday stressed the need for creating awareness among people about eye care.

Inaugurating a free eye camp organised by Pushpagiri Eye Hospital here, Mr. Ashok said most people depended on quacks for treatment owing to their lack of awareness. As a result, several people in rural areas suffer from blindness, he felt and appealed to doctors to enlighten people on how diabetes affects heart, kidneys, eyes and other organs. The medical camp was organised on the occasion of NTR’s 19{+t}{+h}death anniversary.

Earlier, Mr. Ashok, along with Minister Mrunalini, ZP chairperson Sobha Swati Rani, MLA M. Geeta and other TDP leaders, garlanded the statues of NTR at the Fort and Collectorate.

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