Worked extensively with innovations to promote the noble cause of Eye Donation awareness in Punjab from 1992 at grass root level especially in rural area with success by public co-operation on selfless basis by the means mentioned as below: 16 years of vast clinical experience in providing eye care services, especially to under privileged patients of Rural and poor who can’t afford high tech facilities and surgery either totally free or at very low cost.
Started work in ophthalmology especially in rural area at Mansuran, a small village in Distt. Ludhiana in 1993. Shifted residence with family in village to provide 24 hours services to village population especially when Punjab state was suffering from disturbed atmosphere of militancy.
With public co-operation and hard work, free eye operation camps were organized in rural area especially remote area, with limited resources. Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and many social organisations helped in the blindness control programme. Initially rural public was totally unaware about the noble cause of eye donations, but by providing selfless services they gradually demonstrated good amount of confidence in eye donations.
Apart from strong motivation and easy availability of doctor, concept of “local procurement and utilization” helped a lot in promoting eye donations among rural area. It means if some donated their relative’s eyes posthumously, the cornea transplantation was performed on person of same or nearby village’s blind person. By the time public and masses got aware about this noble cause on selfless basis, the promotion of eye donations received good momentum as it was promoting sense of selfless service, kindness and brotherhood, feelings of national integration and far away from caste and creed. Even the person afraid of blood donations had pledged for eye donations after their death at religious gatherings.