Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh Started ear care services
It is also seen that the number of ear related patients have also been increasing each day in the world.
In total population of Nepal, almost 17% of people are affected by ear related problems. Among them 55 % are school going children. Majority of these children can be treated by primary ear care treatment.
For awareness and control of ear and ear related problems, World Health Organization (WHO) has initiated worldwide campaign with Sound Hearing 20-30 slogan.
To achieve the aim of this campaign, Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh sensed the need of expanding ear treatment in parallel with eye treatment.
Netra Jyoti Sangh then amended its constitution to ease way for Ear treatment as well.
As a result, Biratnagar Eye Hospital serving ear patient since 2013. This model of eye and ear care from one hospital is now ideal and being followed worldwide. Since 2017 ear care service is delivered in an integrated manner at Sagarmatha Chaudhary Eye Hospital Lahan too.
Statistics 2021 - 143,588 ear examinations and 1,801 ear surgeriesEar Examination at Base Hospitals (SCEH and BEH): 50,673
Ear Examination at ECCs: 17,064
Ear Screening Camp patients: 42,815
Household Screening: 33,036
Ear Srugery: 1,801