Visit by ASHA workers to Nirmal Ashram Eye Institute

Visit by ASHA workers to Nirmal Ashram Eye Institute

A group of 25 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers from Block Doiwala,
Dehradun, visited NEI on 10 July 2023, as part of the Institute’s outreach initiative to connect
with community health workers and utilize their opinion leadership to (i). generate awareness
about various ophthalmic conditions, and to (ii). combat avoidable blindness among the
communities they serve.
The group visit began with an address by the Institute’s General Manager, Mr. Ajay Sharma, in
which the ASHA workers were provided a detailed introduction to NEI and the services it offers.
They were subsequently taken on a round of the hospital during which they interacted with the
hospital staff members in various departments.
Subsequently, all of them underwent basic vision testing at the Institute’s optometry department.
Following lunch and prior to their departure from NEI, the Institute Management exhorted all of
them to spread awareness about ophthalmic health and avoidable blindness in their respective
NEI is committed to deepen its outreach among community health workers across those districts
in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh where it regularly organizes eye
screening camps.

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