Blind People's Association (India)

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Dec 22, 2011

Progress Reort for the Period 1/1/2010 to 31/3/2011

Shardaben
Shardaben

Thanks to donors of the Global Giving, the Navalbhai Hiraba Eye Hospital at Bareja in Gujarat and India could take up performing of free of cost eye surgeries at a massive scale. The Eye hospital could organize at least 2 field camps at least twice a week in the remote areas of Gujarat. Each and every non affording patient was provided transport facility to the eye hospital, pathological check up, eye surgery, two nights stay with meals, medicines, follow up and spectacles where required. The hospital made a universal announcement that all the poor patients were welcome to the eye hospital or to the field camps for eye check up, refraction, eye treatment and eye surgeries where required. The hospital has added a new bus to transport the patients from far off areas to the eye hospital. Special attention was paid to school children for their eye check and specially refraction, provision of glasses and advance check up.

The target of the hospital is to perform at least 10,000 eye surgeries during the year 2010. To expedite the process, the hospital has started conducting eye surgeries on all the six days - Monday to Saturday. It has formed an independent team for conducting field camps and identify the patients needing eye surgeries. To enhance the quality of eye surgeries, the hospital has established a well equipped pathology lab. All the patients are checked for blood pressure, urine and blood sugar apart from other health conditions. It has also started availing services of a qualified physicians who check all the patients before the eye surgery.

During the course of field camps, the hospital realized that a number of persons require keratoplasty, the cornea transplant. The hospital has availed services of the leading Retina Foundation where such advance surgery is carried out completely free of cost. This is probably one few eye hospitals where such advance surgery which requires a donated cornea is performed completely free of cost. Even the post operative care is provided in the eye hospital at not cost to the donors.

For enhancing quality of eye surgeries, the hospital is using "Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)" technique for the removal of cataract. It also provide phaco surgery in case of pediatric cataract surgeries.

We are grateful to donors of Global Giving and other supporters and the State Government of Gujarat for enabling our eye hospital to provide completely free of cost eye surgeries to all the patients attending the field camps and reporting at the eye hospital

Surajben
Surajben
Mangaji
Mangaji
Group Photo of Beneficieries
Group Photo of Beneficieries
Patients Group Photo
Patients Group Photo
Transportaion of patients
Transportaion of patients
Hireben
Hireben
Samuben
Samuben
Kahuben
Kahuben
Hiraben
Hiraben

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Dec 6, 2011

Seeing in Dark - makes further progress

She can do her household work better
She can do her household work better

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2011

(June-2011 to August 2011)

S.N  Name of the procedure  Number of Surgeries

1       Cataract                         2742

2        AGS (Glaucoma)               11

3        Chelezion                         19

4         Keratoplasty                      1

5         Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)  418

6         Ptryrisium                     156

7          Squint                             4

              Total                       3351

 (Three  Thousand Three Hundred FiftyoneOnly)

During 1st of September to 30th of November 2011 a total number of 3351 patients have undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, A unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2742 have undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period (1st of September to 30th of November 2011) 73 outreach programs have been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 11472 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1956 patients were identified as cataract and 1142 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.  

Power Grid Corporation has been agreed to support for starting retinal unit at Bareja and the unit will be start by 1st of April 2012.  As numbers of diabetic patients are increasing day by day the unit will be beneficial for the patients with diabetic retinopathy.

The help age India is supporting for conducting general health checkup camps at Surendranagar and Ahmedabad district of Gujarat. 2 optometrist Students from west Bengal joined the hospital as trainee for one year. Two ophthalmologists undergone training for Phaco in the hospital. 

The Hospital participated in the "Joy of Giving Week" organized by Give India during 2nd to 9th October, 2011. It promised 400 cataract surgeries during this period. These surgeries were sponsored by following companies:

1. Rasna International:  200

2. Gruh Finance: 100

3. Azure: 100

The Bhavanagar Energy Company came forward and sponsored 200 eye surgeries in the district of Bhavanagar. The details on the same are available on the webpage

www.joyofgivingweek.ning.com/events/joy-of-giving-sight?xg_source=msg_appr_event

The hopital will soon start construction of first floor to increase capacity to 25,000 surgeries per year

Much Happier after surgery
Much Happier after surgery
Cataract surgery a great blessing
Cataract surgery a great blessing

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Sep 5, 2011

Seein Believing Project goes nature way

A case of successful cataract surgery
A case of successful cataract surgery

State Bank of India donates 2 Solar Water Heating Systems: The State Bank of India has come forward to donate 2 solar water heating systems for the eye hospital. These 2 systems of 1000 litre and 500 litre capacity would be installed soon. These systems would be inauguarated by the Managing Director of the SBI on 13th Septemebr, 2011. Thus the eye hospital will use the solar energy for availing the hot water. As Ahmedabad is has temperate climate with full sun rays available for more than 320 days, the solar system would be able to provide hot water almost during all the days. This would enable the hospital to save money on electricity being used for heating water. Thus the hopital contributes towards "Green Movement" of saving scarce resources.

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2011

(June-2011 to August 2011)

S.N  Name of the procedure  Number of Surgeries

1        Cataract                          1377

2        AGS (Glaucoma)                  8

3        Chelezion                           21

4        Keratoplasty                         2

5        Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO) 342

6        Ptryrisium                         241

7        Squint                                  1

Total                                        1992

(One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Two Only)

During 1st of June to 31st of August 2011 a total number of 1992 patients had undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, a unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 1377 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period (1st of June to 31st of August 2011) 62 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where more than 10,000 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 923 patients were identified as cataract and 598 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.  

Retinal Unit - a Step Forward: The Power Grid Corporation, the most leading public sector company, has agreed to provide support for starting retinal unit at Bareja. The unit will be started by the end of September, 2011.  As numbers of diabetic patients are increasing day by day the unit will be beneficial for the patients with diabetic retinopathy.

The hospital has increased the number of days of general OPD from 3 days to 6 days (Monday to Saturday) keeping in view the need of the old age community coming for eye checkup having other health complications as well. The eye hospital will thus provide services of general OPD to needy and disserving community at affordable or free of cost.

Surgery enhances vision
Surgery enhances vision
One again she can see her world clearly
One again she can see her world clearly
Grateful to donors for the gift of sight
Grateful to donors for the gift of sight
Thanks for enabling me to perform my daily duties
Thanks for enabling me to perform my daily duties
Wow shall be back to my village with better sight
Wow shall be back to my village with better sight
Outreach Camp - a regular feature of eye hospital
Outreach Camp - a regular feature of eye hospital

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