four day eye clinic for the civilians in the areas including Ariyalai,
Manippay, Uduvil and Thelippalai was held with patronage of the
51 Division from 14th to 18th May.
Three Brigades deployed under the 51 Division separately organized
the clinics at respective locations where the vision of over 500
patients were checked and treated. Those who were advised to wear
spectacles were offered 325 pairs of spectacles free on that very
The clinic organized by the 512 Brigade at Ariyalai on 14th was
attended by 100 civilians and out of them 85 were given spectacles.
513 Brigade at Uduvil organized the clinic on 15th and 16th and
85 civilians out of 150 attended received free glasses at the
end of the clinics. The last one was organized by the 515 Brigade
at Thelippalai where 130 civilians attended. The Brigade gave
87 of them free spectacles.
Eye surgeon Dr. Yohan conducted the clinics.