A free Eye Camp for Cataract operations organised by the past president of Slough Rotary Club has helped 468 patients.

The camp for blind people from the villages around the town of Shahabad Markanda in the State of Haryana (100 miles north of Delhi) in India was run with the help and co-operation of the town's own Rotary Club.

The Shahabad Markanda Rotary Club had distributed leaflets in Hindi and English.

This Free Eye Camp was the15th annual camp organised by Ram Bedi, Past President of Rotary Club of Slough. This year Ram and his wife Shubi could not travel to India due to Shubi's serious illness. However Ram's younger brother from Northern Ireland who happened to be travelling in India at the time represented the family. He was chief guest at this function.

A total of 468 patients were registered and examined at the Shiv Mandir complex for Eye Screening and 101 patients were selected to be operated at the Dr. Veena Choudhrey Foundation Eye Hospital, Shahabad. The remaining patients were either given medicines or glasses. Each cataract operation cost just £25 (cost of one lens).