Betterlife with steem : 12/04/2021; Learn with Steem [ Educating students about BLINDNESS, Prevention and Treatment]
What a wonderful day it was. Having received an invitation from Army major yesterday regarding awareness campaign on blindness. I was pleased to think about the efforts put out by our army to educate the people along with their hectic duty schedules. So to respect their efforts, I wholeheartedly accepted their invitation. Venue for awareness campaign was not mentioned on the invitation letter until yesterday evening one of the army officer calledme and informed me about the venue (school) and also told me that I'll have to act as a tutor for the awareness program. I happily accepted the invitation and made my mind for the same.
Blindness is a gigantic problem in developing countries because the leading causes of blindness are those that can be prevented or treated in this technological era. The major causes of blindness in developing countries in decreasing order of their prevalence are Cataract, Glaucoma, Teachoma, Vit A deficiency and infectious diseases followed by some less prevelant other causes. As i mentioned above, these are preventable/ treatable causes of blindness, so don't let these diseases push someone known to you, into miseries.
Here i am educating kids on blindess
I informed students about causes of blindness, preventive measures, national programmes run by our government, global initiatives and also about early symptom so as to be able to seek treatment on time.
After i was done, we had tea with school administration and army officers. We than discussed about many other issues like poverty, unemployment, covid upsurge, education system etc. Overall it was a cordial and worth remembering meet after my lecture. Than we happily headed towards our destinations.
i was back to hospital by 2:30 pm, reviewed our covid vaccination preparation and than by 4:00 pm, i came back home. I than took tea and checked online vaccination data entry app for various details. Than i helped my cousin sister in solving some mathematics problems. Although i belong to medical field, i am good at maths too. Later i got busy with official work till dinner and than i went to see my grandmother and later came back and headed straightaway to my bed to sleep.