Dedicated to His Holiness Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj
The 19th Free Eye Health Screening & Surgery Camp was inaugurated in the premises of the Shah Satnam Ji Dham of Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa, Haryana, as has been the tradition for the last two decades. This camp is organized every year as a mark of reverence to His Holiness Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj, the second Guru Ji (teacher) of Dera Sacha Sauda. The camp was inaugurated by His Holiness Revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan by “joining of ribbons”, a practice also customary and unique to this institution. Speaking on the occasion, Guru Ji strongly dispelled misgivings about eye donation. His Holiness added that on an average about one or two pairs of eyes were being donated daily by Dera members. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan also stressed that India should become the world’s Guru in the practice of humanitarianism. Another notable feature of the camp is that several corneal transplants are also undertaken.
The screening OPD commenced at 12:00 Noon and till 8 pm 4603 Patients were screened. Several renowned Eye Specialists Dr.V.K.Dada, Dr.Pradeep Sharma, Dr.Tanuj Dada, Dr.Aditya, Dr.Avnish, Dr.Monika, along with 42 other specialists trained at premier institutions of the country offered their services in the eye check up camp. A vast majority of participating doctors are alumni of the prestigious Dr.R.P. Centre, AIIMS. Nearly a hundred, Para medical volunteers along with more than 500 volunteers of Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing from various nearby States also rendered their free services in this camp.
In the pious and everlasting memory of Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji, a Free Mega Eye Camp is organized on December 13, 14, 15 annually.
A systematic and “unidirectional flow” of patients was maintained from entry to exit, with various stations for screening , consultation and patient- care in between, in order to handle the large numbers who presented at the registration counter. Patients with glaucoma, cataract and various ailments of retina were screened during the camp.
It is noteworthy that, all the patients requiring surgery will be operated upon in state of the art OT’s, free of cost on 13th, 14th and 15th December 2010 at the Shah Satnam Ji Super -Specialty Hospital, Sirsa. However, the patients not requiring surgery were provided medicines free of cost. The number of free surgeries conducted has increased from 485 in 1992 to 1663 in 2009, with a total of 16,304 surgeries performed in the last 18 years as a service to the mankind.