Recently, Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Mr. YAMASAKI Matsutaro, travelled to Gaya, Bihar to inaugurate a project for procurement of ‘Eye Testing and Surgery Instruments for Restoring Vision of Needless Blind Poor Patients in Gaya and Adjoining Districts in Bihar. Inauguration Ceremony was conducted by him, along with the
representatives of the recipient organization, Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra (NBJK) – Mr. Satish Girija, Secretary of NBJK, Dr. Sagwan Kumar, Additional Chief Medical Officer, Mr. Gandharv Gaurav, Program Director, Mr. Sukanto Mete, Hospital Administrator, Mr. Santosh Kumar, Office Manager and the other guests.
With the support of the People and the Government of Japan, NBJK utilized the grant amount of US$ 85,214 to procure 8 advanced eye equipment: 1 Operating Microscope, 1 Phaco Machine, 2 Slit Lamps, 1 A-Scan, 1 Non-Cataract Tonometer, 1 Yag Laser, 1 Auto-Refractometer through “The Project for Eye Testing and Surgery Instruments for Restoring Vision of Needless Blind Poor Patients in Gaya and Adjoining Districts in Bihar”, under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Project (GGP) Scheme of the Government of Japan.
According to NBJK, with the above mentioned advanced equipment it will be possible to provide smooth
access of Ophthalmic medical services to approximately 7 million patients in Gaya and two adjoining
districts Nawada and Jehanabad in Bihar, which currently do not have any Ophthalmic hospital at no
charge or low cost for the poor except for hospitals run by NBJK.
Mr, YAMASAKI, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata expressed his
deep appreciation and encouragement to NBJK, stating about the works of the Organization in improving
the eyesight of poor patients of Bihar. He strongly believes that in this special year of the 70th anniversary
of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India will be further promoted through
Mr. Satish Girija, Secretary of NBJK, expressed gratitude to the People and the Government of Japan and
mentioned that how the modern and highly advanced medical equipment supported by GGP will support
them to increase their service to provide a smooth treatment for all types of ophthalmological disorders to
the poor people of Gaya, Bihar at free of cost.