Canadian Sikh Raises Money to Build Eye Hospital in India

July 13, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat News

On July 13, 2006 Sikh Sangat News reported, "A charitable organization looking to provide the gift of sight to people in India is fundraising in Surrey for a new eye hospital. Anup Singh Jubbal, president of Canadian Eyesight International, wants to raise $500,000 to build a state of the art facility which will perform cataract surgeries, conduct eye clinics, and host education and training programs in the Amritsar district of India. 'This hospital is crucial and we need the support of the community,' said Jubbal, also a member of the Rotary Club Surrey-Guildford. Eye surgery costs just $35 and blindness is 80 per cent preventable with good nutrition, sanitation, medicine or surgery, said Jubbal. 'But eye operations are beyond the reach of the average person in India.' Project Eyesight India, under the auspices of Eyesight International and in cooperation with local doctors, has been conducting eye clinics and cataract surgeries in India since 1989."