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Nochchiyagama Civilians Given Free Spectacles

The Centre for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at Saliyawewa, in its 6th phase of free distribution of spectacles for needy civilians, held another mobile eye clinic at Thalgaswewa Vidyalaya, Nochchiyagama on Thursday (27).

Dr Nimal Weerakoon of Kandy Opticals (Pvt) Ltd as in previous five instances lent its support for the 6th phase of the project at the request of Brigadier Randula Hatnagoda, Commandant, CAVT.

The mobile clinic that continued into the evening examined more than 400 poor civilians for sight impairments and also recommended medicine for various ailments. At the same time, Kandy Opticals (Pvt) Ltd gave away free reading glasses to 188 affected poor people who reached the mobile clinic.

Brigadier Randula Hatnagoda, Commandant, CAVT, Principal at Thalgaswewa Vidyalaya, Grama Seva official in the area and several others were present during this community programme.