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.
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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Jun 9, 2011

"Seeing is Believing" makes further Progress (March - May, 2011)

Motiben B Chauhan - happiness returns
Motiben B Chauhan - happiness returns

Higher Number of Cataract Surgeries: The Navalbhai Hiraba Eye Hospital made further progress during this period. Th hospital performed 1568 cataract surgeries during the period, mostly free of cost or at affordable cost. It also performed 6 Glaucoma surgeries for the first time at the hospital. It also succeeded in performing 17 Chelezion interventions during the period.Encouraged from this performance, the hospital has set a target of 10,000 eye surgeries during the year 2011.

Breakthrough in Keratoplasty: The most striking achievement of this period was performing 11 Keratoplasty surgeries, all completely free of cost. Thanks to Dr. Ashish Nagpal of Retina Foundation and Asopalav Eye Hospital for conducting all these surgeries completely free of cost. Because of availability of high tech facilities at this hospital, we achieved 100 percent result in Keratoplasy. Due to such large number of successful Cornea Transplant, the waiting list of patients needing this surgical intervention is growing. Dr. Ashish Nagpal conducts a special OPD of patients requiting corneal transplant each last Thursday of the month at the hospital. There is always a long cue of people needing these services which are providing completely free of cost.

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO): The Hospital performed 246 PCO interventions during this period. Once again, this is the highest extent of intervention of its kind during this period. The OPD of patient requiring this intervention is increasing day by day.

Ptryrigium: The hospital succeeded in performing 207 ptryrigium surgeries during this period. Thus the hospital succeed in conducting 2055 eye surgeries during the period which is highest so far during a any quarter.

Eye Surgeries in Earthquake Affected Area: Another landmark achievement of the Hospital is conducting eye surgeries twice a month at Bhuj, the district town of Kutch, the earthquake affected area. The response in this area is very encouraging and every time about 60 surgeries are conducted completely free of cost. People come from interior areas of Kutch district for availing this services. Most people coming for these surgeries are salt-pan workers, very poor and mostly illiterate. Most of them consider these surgeries as "God's Blessings"

Pujiuben Rathod - back to her field
Pujiuben Rathod - back to her field
Back to seeing world
Back to seeing world
Grateful to donor for the gift of sight
Grateful to donor for the gift of sight
Thanks to unknown hands of supprt
Thanks to unknown hands of supprt
Overjoyed on sight restoration
Overjoyed on sight restoration
Dispensary during the camp
Dispensary during the camp
What a great support to the needy
What a great support to the needy
A team work with community support
A team work with community support
Return of smile
Return of smile

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