The Indian community from Bihar living in America's California have raised USD 15,000 for a health project aimed at providing needy people in their home state free eye care treatments, including operations.
The foundation has started collaborating with various eye care hospitals in Bihar to sponsor free eye surgery for the poor and needy.
The central theme of this year's function was branding, bonding, and business development among North American Bihari community and people of Bihar.
BFOUSA has signed its first memorandum of understanding with Sri Sai Lions Netralaya in Patna. Dr Jayant Kumar, director of BFOUSA, said that in 2018 their target is free 2,000 cataract surgeries to the needy, followed by 5,000 in 2019.
The foundation has taken eye care as its top priority because of an estimated 4.3 million visually-impaired population in Bihar with more than 650,000 blind people, said Shyam Chaudhary, its project director.
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