Living a life without light, is living a life without color. The world we live in is endowed with colorful, divine things, which can be felt only with our eyes. But there are millions of less fortunate ones who can not see and get the real zest of living with the sight to see. Millions of people are blind or visually handicapped in our country and more than 50,000 are adding to this number every year.
Children are the most vulnerable to some diseases, which cause blindness. These people live with the hope of having their sight back someday. Bangladesh National Society for the Blind (BNSB) is a Voluntary, Non-Governmental Organization started its journey in the year of 1972, believing in the oaths of preventing and curing blindness, and rehabilitating the incurable blind people of the country.
The cordial patronage of Andheri Hilfe, Germany has facilitated this endeavor of treating the blind in the least cost. The journey of BNSB is still on the run. Now Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital, Mymensingh is only recognized, specialized hospital for eye treatment with modern treatment facilities for 15.50 million people of Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Kishoregonj, Netrokona, Tangail, and Serpur districts.
MILESTONE OF DR. K. ZAMAN BNSB EYE HOSPITAL
1982 – 1993
a) Started 25 -Bed Eye Hospital in a Rental House,
b) Organized Rural Remote Eye Camp Programme
c) Initiated School Sight Testing Programme.
d) Hospital Shifted to its own building.
e) Began Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation
1994 – 2013
a) Introduced Phaco Surgery
b) Start to establish Primary Eye Care Centers (PEC)/ Vision Centers
c) Introduced Computerized Medical Record Department (MRD).
d) Established Pediatric Eye Care Department with the support of ORBIS International
e) Started Training Center for MLOP
f) Recognized as MLOP Training Center of Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh and State Medical Faculty .
2013 – 2016
a) Started Bangladesh District Eye Care Programme -Vision Bangladesh Partnership with SSI .
b) Inaugurated New pediatric wards & OT Complex.
c) Start Qatar Creating Vision (QCV) Project with Orbis International.
d) Partnership with BRAC.