Blind People's Association (India)

Promoting comprehensive rehabilitation of persons with all categories of disabilities through education, training, employment, community based rehabilitation, integrated education, research, publications, human resource development and other innovative means.
Jun 22, 2015

Operation Theatre at Eye Hospital is Modular

Patients waiting for eye check before discharge
Patients waiting for eye check before discharge

The Operation Theatre at the project "Seeing-is-believing" becomes high tech now. The organization has deecided to upgraded the operation theatre using laminar and modular technologies. With this upgradation, the operation theatre will reduce the risk of infection to almost negligible. This is one of the few charity eye hospital which is using latest technology for its operation theatre. The new theatre would be operational from 29th June, 2015.

Both the projects "Cataract Free Sabarkantha" as well as "Save Vision Ahmedabad" are progressing very well. One housing finance company has come forward to extend support for the later project. Our team of motivated donors in USA are extending excellent support for our Catract Free Sabarkantha project. Now there is demand to set up 2 additional Vision Centres, one each at 2 different locations in the district of Sabarkantha. With the expansion of concept of Vision Centres, more people having eye problems from remote areas would be able to access services of eye health.

The organization has already initiated a project of rehabiltiation of persons wtih disabilities in Banaskantha districts, comparatively backward district of Gujarat. Now the people of that distict are also demanding eye heath services including eye surgeries. The organization is exploring posssibilities of establishing vision cetres in that district and extend services of eye health.

The organization has already acquired equipment for handling cases having retina complications. The project has initiatted providing services on retina care. Similalry, the project is also handling cases having diabetic retinopathy and has established facilites for providing lazer treatment for the same.

The statistical performance of project during last 3 months is given below:

S.N  Name of the procedure   Number of Surgeries

1       Cataract                                  2914

2      Glaucoma                                       6

3     Chelezion                                      11

4     Keratoplasty                                   1

5     Posterior Capsular Opacity     143

6     Ptryrisium                                     73

7     Squint                                             1

      Total                                         3149

With the improvement of facilities at the operation Theatre, number of interventions and surgeries are expected to increase.

A Group of Vision after surgery
A Group of Vision after surgery
Another group of post operative patients
Another group of post operative patients
Smile of satisfaction of a elderly patient
Smile of satisfaction of a elderly patient
Ambassador of Goodwill
Ambassador of Goodwill
Mar 24, 2015

Bareja Eye Hospital makes further progress

Amritaben is full of life of surgery
Amritaben is full of life of surgery

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2014

(1st of October TO 31st of December- 2014)

S.N Name of the procedure Number of Surgeries

1         Cataract                     3120

2         AGS (Glaucoma)             2

3         Chelezion                        7

4         Keratoplasty                    0

5         Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)  248

6         Ptryrisium                       87

7         Squint                             1

           Total                          3465

(Three Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Five only)

During 1st of October 2014 to 31st of December 2014 a total number of 3465 patients had undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba Eye Hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja at which 3120 had undergone surgery for cataract which is the most leading cause of blindness in India.

During the reporting period (1st of October 2014 to 31st of December 2014), 92 outreach programs had been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 11240 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 2451 patients were identified as cataract and 985 undergone surgeries at Bareja Hospital.  

Mega eye checkup camps were organized at Vatak, Modasa with the support of Samata Vikash Charitable Trust as a part of Sabarkantha Cataract Free Campaign; and at Isanpur, Dholka, Bavala, Vatva, Bagodara with the support of Arrez Khambata Benevolent Trust as a part of Save Sight Ahmedabad campaign.

New laundry unit started at the hospital premises in order to provide sterile clothes to doctors, assisting staffs and patients.

Dr. Bhushan Punani, Executive Secretary of the organization participated in Strategic Planning meeting of Vision 2020 held at Pune on 18th November, 2014. The Vision 2020 has set up a National Consortium for promoting services of low vision at national level. The next meeting of the envisaged consortium was held in Delhi on 20th March, 2015. This meeting was attended was representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Orbis International, Sight Savers, CBM and other leading international organizations.

Thus BPA is a part of National Consortium on Vision 2020 and thus eye hospital will contribute towards promotion of low vision services - a great achievement indeed.

Mr. Dharmedra Jena, Manager, Eye Hospital participated in a national level meeting organized by CBM at Bhopal during 17th to 20th March, 2015 on Project Cycle Management Approach which will provide new professional insight into project management.

Bhuriben is back to field work after surgery
Bhuriben is back to field work after surgery
Dilkiben can see the world once again
Dilkiben can see the world once again
Group of patinets ready to leave for their homes
Group of patinets ready to leave for their homes
Dec 15, 2014

New Expansion of Eye Hospital

Smile on Face after Eye Surgery
Smile on Face after Eye Surgery

Hon'ble Governor of Gujrat, Dr. Om Praksh Kohli inagurated expansion of the hospital. Two new flloors, one each on eye hospital and orthopaedic hospital have been added to the exisiing buildings. With this expansion, service spectrum of the project would be expanded.

Now, the project would be able to achieve target of conducting 15,000 eye surgeries every year.

All existing projects Catract Free Sabarkantha and Save Sight Ahmedabad continued performing well. The project has already established 3 vision cenres at 3 locations in the district.

The performance report of project is given below:

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2014

(1st of JULY TO 30th of September - 2014)

S.N Name of the procedure Number of Surgeries

1  Cataract                            3365

2   AGS (Glaucoma)                   3

3   Chelezion                              2

4   Keratoplasty                         0

5   Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)  356

6   Ptryrisium                           67

7   Squint                                 0

    Total                                 3793 (Three Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Three only)

During   1st of July to 2014 to 30th of September 2014 a total number of 3793 patients had undergone surgeries at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 3365 had undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period (1st 1st of July to 2014 to 30th of September 2014) 84 outreach programs were organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 9875 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 2140 patients were identified as cataract and 1147 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.    

Megha eye checkup camp has been organized at Akrund with the support of Samata Vikash Charitable Trust and at Isanpur, Bavala, Vatva, Bagodara with the support of Arrez Khambata Benevolent Trust.  

New Vision center started at Modasa with the support from Annapurana charitable trust Modasa and Samata Vikash Charitable Trust.  

Grateful to all donors and well wishers for whole hearted support to this project. All are invited to visit the project when happen to be in Ahmedabad

Happy once again after his surgery
Happy once again after his surgery
Grateful to donors for regaining eye sight
Grateful to donors for regaining eye sight
Back to work after surgery
Back to work after surgery

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