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.
Mar 10, 2011

"Seeing is Believing" makes further Progress

Eye Camp in Progress
Eye Camp in Progress

The Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital located at Bareja in Gujarat made a tremendous progress in respect of conducting eye surgeries.  During the period January to December, 2010, the Hospital conducted 6195 eye surgeries. The major achievements of the Hospital include

1. Establishing a record of conducting 103 eye surgeries on a single day which is the highest so far.

2. Organizing the eye check up camps in the tribal areas of Sabarkantha District.

3. Providing free transport facility to all the poor patients from the camp location to the Hospital and the return journey

4. Successfully introducing the system of conducting Keratoplasty completely free of cost with the active involvement and participation Retina Eye Foundation and support of Dr. Ashish Nagpal

5. Introducing the collection of eye balls as per the provisions of the Indian Organs Donation Act

6. Planning for expansion of infrastructure facilities by constructing one more floor of the eye Hospital with the support of Heart Foundation.

7. Conducting 23 Kertoplasty surgeries completely free of cost.

8. Adding one more Mini bus for expediting pick up and drop of patients from different Districts of Gujarat.

9. Seeking support of Corporates like Power Grid Corporation, ONGC & Cairn India for promoting completely free of cost eye surgeries.

Encourage from outstanding performance of the eye hospital, the target for the year 2011 has been revised to 10000 eye surgeries.

Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery

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Nov 8, 2010

Seeing is Believing

Group Photo of Beneficieries
Group Photo of Beneficieries

World Sight Day is celebrated on 2nd Thursday of October every year.  This year World Sight Day fell on 14th October.  The Gujarat State Blindness Control Programme gives Awards to different eye hospitals in different categories of achievements.  The BPA Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital at Bareja has been conferred the "BEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR HIGHEST EYE SURGERIES IN THE DISTRICT OF AHMEDABAD " by the Department of Health, Government of Gujarat.  The hospital conducted 5500 cataract surgeries in rural areas in the District in 2009-2010.  The credit for this Award goes to Mr. Dharmendrakumar Jena, the enthusiastic and extremely hard working Manager of the hospital.  Mr. Jena has a basic degree in public health and an MBA in the Management of NGO from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute.  He has developed a whole team of doctors and paramedical staff who are devoted to the prevention of blindness.  This Award is one more feather in the BPA cap.  BPA's commitment to prevention of blindness is as strong as its commitment to rehabilitation of incurable blind persons. 

 

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