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September 15, 2016 Media Coverage

Reportedly, 11,000 Mumbaikars’ eyes have been graded by retina experts across world, post the ‘Eyebetes’ campaign at Lalbaugcha Raja, making it a scintillating success. Dr. Nishant Kumar – originator of the cause – is sharply eyeing more such prospects…

The ‘Eyebetes’ campaign at Lalbaugcha Raja checked more than 12,500 pilgrims on Tuesday, out of which about 11,000 eye-test data has already been graded by retina experts around the world. The campaign was carried out by famous ophthalmologist, Dr. Nishant Kumar in order to spread awareness about diabetic blindness. It was organised at Lalbaugcha Raja’s Pandal. The event ended on Tuesday, after receiving an overwhelming response from Mumbaikars.


September 14, 2016 Media Coverage

The ongoing successful campaign, ‘Eyebetes’ by Dr. Nishant Kumar has already checked more than 12,000 pilgrims visiting Lalbaugcha Raja. The campaign is an initiative by Kumar to spread awareness about diabetic blindness.

This huge project was actively supported by P.D. Hinduja College of Nursing and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). A vibrant team of nursing students from Hinduja contributed to the campaign by conducting vision tests and providing feedback for the same.“These nurses were trained one week prior to the event, so that we can get the best results,” said Kumar. Since the camp is functioning 24×7, 20 nurses are deployed to work for morning and evening shifts, both.


September 13, 2016 Media Coverage

Every year Hindu devotees rush to Lalbaug during Ganeshotsav to treasure a glance of their favourite elephant god, Lalbaugcha Raja. Well this year, the sight is different. The pandal is occupied by not only Hindu devotees but a few Muslim students as well.

These students of the Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (S.N.D.T) college, Juhu are optometric students rendering free services to the devotees as part of the ‘Eyebetes’ campaign initiated by famous ophthalmologist Dr. Nishant Kumar.


September 12, 2016 Media Coverage

As part of our series on the ‘Diabetic awareness’ campaign by Dr Nishant Kumar, we take you through the process which has devotees at the Lalbaugcha Raja getting their spiritual and health blessings all together! Health and blessings can be acquired together. The ‘Diabetic awareness’ campaign of Dr. Nishant Kumar is receiving an overwhelming response from thousands of Mumbaikars visiting Lalbaugcha Raja everyday. “Till now we have already seen 9,000 people” said Kumar.


September 5, 2016 Media Coverage

With Ganesh Utsav upon us, pandals across the city will witness colossal footfalls in terms of devotees. And using the substantial platform for a good cause is Dr Nishant Kumar, who in spite of living abroad for 15 years, returned to India to make a difference. He has to his credit, the distinction of being only the second ophthalmologist in the world to have received a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Senate.


September 2, 2016 Media Coverage

Dr. Nishant Kumar is no ordinary doctor. Apart from being the second ophthalmologist in the world to have received a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Senate, Dr. Kumar’s empathy and understanding of his Indian patients has led him to conduct what is to be one of the most ambitious medical projects undertaken in the city during Ganesh Utsav.


August 29, 2016 Media Coverage

This Ganesh Chaturthi, doctors from all over the world will gather with celebrities and educational institutes to break a new Guinness World Record on September 11– the largest number of people screened for ‘eyebetes’ in a single location on a single day. Dr Nishant Kumar, who started the initiative, said that he wanted to highlight the relationship between diabetes and blindness in India and targeted the devotees of Lalbaugcha Raja for the ambitious project.

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