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Gomti Bai's story

The world of 70-year-old Gomti is really small. A resident of Katni, in Madhya Pradesh, Gomti Bai’s husband passed away a few years ago. Having no children, she adopted her sister’s son who helps her with household chores and works as a labourer. To sustain herself, she is completely dependent upon ration from the government scheme and old-age pension.

It had been a couple of years since she was able to see clearly. She had completely gone blind from one eye owing to cataract. It was an ASHA worker who told her about Sightsavers Netra Vasant camps for eye health check-up.

On being checked at the eye health camp, she was referred to Sightsavers hospital partner for a cataract surgery. She got her sight restoration surgery done free of cost with the support of Sightsavers. Gomti Bai can see again and feels a zest of living and doing her daily chores after having her sight back.

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