Dr Qureshi pledged “Donation of his both Eyes”
Srinagar, 14th June
Principal Govt Medical College Anantnag, Dr (Prof) Tariq Syed Qureshi today received award of appreciation from Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University, Dr Nelofar Khan at Gandhi Bhavan here at Kashmir University. The appreciation was given for his outstanding performance in starting “corneal transplant surgeries” and for establishment of “Eye Bank” in Govt Medical College Srinagar in July 2017.
About record 154 cases of corneal transplant surgeries were performed from July 2017 to March 2020.
Earlier such cases would be either reffered to Delhi or Chandigarh and each corneal transplant surgery would cost more than One Lac Rupees.
The then established facility is a boon for general public at large and especially it has eased the misery of poor and needy patients who would otherwise remain visionless for want of Corneal transplants.
Speaking on the occasion Principal GMC Anantnag, Dr (Prof) Tariq Syed Qureshi gave a detailed overview of the corneal trasplant surgeries in Kashmir and need for eye donation.
He enumerated the diseases where corneal transplant is the only choice of treatment.
He further emphasized the audience to donate eyes so that needy patients are well treated and they get back their vision.
He gave a slogan ‘ Let Your Eyes See Even After The Death ,’
Owing to large number of patients in need of Keratoplasty but the eye donation is not proportionate in Kashmir, thereby increasing the waiting list day by day .
He announced his will for “Donation of both of his Eyes” and pledged that my eyes should be donated and transplanted in GMC Srinagar after his death .
He reiterated that unless and until we ourselves become an example of organ donation, the common people will not come forward for the same.
His will and pledge for “Eye Donation” was widely appreciated by the audience and it will definitely motivate and encourage the general public for organ donation henceforth.