Muhammad Hanif is 54 years old – the lines on his face and the clothes on his back speak volumes about his poverty. He has three children; two sons and a daughter. His eldest son works at a refrigerator machines shop as a helper. Hanif himself is a laborer and earns Rs. 8000 a month with which he supports his family.
Hanif never missed a day of work for he knew that meant his family missing a meal. A few months ago he felt that he could not see properly from his left eye. He went to civil hospital Mirphurkhas for a checkup but he was not satisfied with their diagnosis. He then went to a private eye clinic where the doctor told him that he would need to have cataract surgery. The cost of the surgery was Rs. 12,000 – an amount which was more than his income. He came home dejected, but then he remembered that his neighbor had gone to a free eye care hospital. He visited LRBT Rashidabad where his cataract was operated upon successfully. Hanif was grateful for the excellent care he received.