IWA GETS OPTOMETRY DEPT
THE OPTOMETRY Department of the IWA Clinic, supported by the Rotary Club of Bombay, was inaugurated by President
Vijay Jatia on October 15th, 2018. Pervin Jehangir, chairperson of the IWA, gave a small introduction on the history of the IWA which has been running a clinic at the Fort Gratuitous Dispensary at Fort since 1962.
President Jatia added his words of appreciation to the IWA for increasing their efforts and services over the last two years. A free eye camp was conducted right after the inauguration for 35 adult patients and 33 children (above 11 years of age) from Angel Express’ afternoon batch.
Spectacles were distributed free of cost to those who needed them. The optometrist will be available at the clinic every Monday from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Charges will be Rs 80 for reading glasses, Rs 200 for distance and Rs 350 for
bifocals. The event was very well attended by RCB members, IWA trustees and Doctors of IWA.
The IWA i.e. the International Women’s Association has been running a charitable clinic for the underprivileged
in the Fort area (opposite New Excelsior Cinema) of south Mumbai since 1962.
Supported by the Rotary Club of Mumbai and united by a common cause, after a committed six months of designing, building and creating a clinic that would offer the highest level of health care across all sections of society, the clinic opened its doors on November 1st, 2015.
Today, the clinic offers quality health care to all the underprivileged, ably supported by a team of qualified and experienced doctors. Apart from optometry, the IWA clinic provides the services of a general physician, dentist,
gynaecologist, paediatrician, homoeopath as well as x-ray and cervical cancer detection facilities.