Baniyani (Jhapa), Feb 9: A 'laser refractive surgery unit' has started under the eye specialized treatment in Mechi Eye Hospital at Birtamod municiplaity-3 in Jhapa.
At a programme organized here today on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the hospital, Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the 'laser refractive surgery unit'.
On the occasion, Minister Basnet said he was effortful to make health education and health sector effective.
Hospital's secretary Ganesh Pokharel informed the 'laser refractive surgery unit' has been established by purchasing machine at the cost of Rs 160 million in collaboration with the Matrika Eye Centre as per the Dhristi Public Private Partnership.
He informed that the hospital has provide eye checkup services to 197, 872 under the OPD service and 79, 000 through different camps in 2023.
Under the surgery service, the hospital had provided surgery to over 36, 000 patients.(RSS)