Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) recently hosted 25 eye camps at no cost, benefiting nearly 27,000 underprivileged residents in the vicinity of the company’s Sui, Mazarani, Gambat South, and Adhi fields in Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab. The collaborative effort, carried out between November 18 and December 13, was in partnership with Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital.
In total, over 16,000 locals underwent screening and received treatment at various healthcare facilities and Basic Health Units in the relevant districts surrounding PPL-operated fields. Approximately 9,000 individuals were provided with corrective glasses, while more than 1,500 patients underwent cataract surgeries.
The largest patient turnout, around 10,000 individuals, occurred during the eye camps in Balochistan, specifically at the Public Welfare Hospital in Sui and the District Headquarters Hospital in Dera Bugti. Additionally, four camps were conducted near the Adhi Field, and 16 were held at government schools in Punjab, benefiting 3,000 students.
Plans include organizing eye camps in Kandhkot, Sindh, and Dhok Sultan, Punjab, as well as in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
These annual PPL eye camps aim to reach marginalized communities in remote areas of the country, offering quality consultations, state-of-the-art onsite surgical technology, and essential medicines.