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Rahul Gandhi inaugurates eye hospital near Gurgaon before Assembly polls
Assembly Elections are around the corner in Haryana and everyone is trying their best to woo the voters. Whatever the design, the end results do help the voters and at the end of the day, that counts. Thus when Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited a village called Raipur near Sohna, in Gurgaon District of Haryana, on Friday, to inaugurate an eye hospital named after Indira Gandhi, he was applauded by the people present.

Rahul addressed a gathering of more than 1000 people, sharing the dais with Badshapur MLA Rao Dharmapal, transport minister Aftab Ahmed, Rohtak MP Randeep Hooda and Congress leaders Azad Mohammad and Randeep Singh Surjewala.

As was reported by timesofindia.com, he said, "The Rajiv Gandhi charitable trust is running two hospitals, one in Amethi and the other in Lucknow, where more than 15 lakh patients have been treated while over 2 lakh patients have been operated upon for cataract," as reported by TOI.

He further added, "The hospital would not wait for the patients to come, rather the team of hospital would visit the far flung areas and check their eye sight. The needy would be brought to be hospital and operated."

This is the third of its kind eye hospital run by Rahul Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT), the other two are at Amethi and Lucknow. RGCT was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization, to treat the under privileged of the country especially the rural poor.

The BPL families will be provided free service at this hospital and other patients will be provided up to 70 per cent subsidized treatment depending upon their income, said the sources.

The visit by top Congress leader, shows the significance of that region, which was once a strong hold of Congress but is now loosing the grip there. Rahul was very keen in making the trip apolitical.

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