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
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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