HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS
PROJECT REPORT_April, 2014.
Cataract operations are going on smoothly at our Karmirhath Hospital. Thanks to our overseas donors for helping us. We are happy to provide services to our increasing number of patients. During the last three months, attendances of eye patients are increasing.
Polashbari, about 20 kilometers from Gaibandha. She lost her husband about six years ago. She is
very poor. She works as a domestic help. A few years ago, she developed cataract in her eyes.
Doctors suggested operation. As she is very poor, she was unable to manage fund for her
operation. At the advice of her neighbor she one day came to Karmirhath Hospital. After necessary
tests, Cataract operations were performed on both of her eyes in two occasions. Sandhya Rani has
got back her eye sights on both of her eyes.
I thank sincerely GlobalGiving team for helping us with fund that enables us
to provide free services to eye patients who need cataract operations to restore their
masobhan (M Abdus Sobhan) President, Karmirhath, Gaibandha, Bangladesh. Phone:88-0541-62245 (office) 88-0541-61831 (Home) Cell: 88-01714088888 Website: http://www.karmirhath.org.bd/
HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT_December, 2013. It is being observed that incidences of cataract patients have been increasing at our hospital during the last few months. As already reported, patients are now attending hospitals at their own initiatives. Previously, Eye Camps were arranged in remote areas to detect cataract patients and they were brought to our hospital at our costs for operations to remove cataracts. Karmirhath hospital is giving them necessary services with all earnestness. We are following our old practices of not letting any patients go un-served for want of money. Case Studies: 1. Morzina Begum: Morzina Begum is 83 years old. She lives with her only son who is very poor. A few years ago, Morzina had problems with her eyes. She had cataract in both of her eye sights. As she had no money, she could not get any treatment. She almost went blind. Luckily, she came to know about Karmirhath hospital where poor patients also get good treatment. One day one kind hearted person helped her to come to our hospital. At the hospital, after examinations, cataracts were removed from both of her eyes. Morzina Begum was very happy to get her eye sights restored without paying anything. She was extremely grateful to those ho paid for her treatment. 2. Abdul Kader: Abdul Kader, 54 years of age, hails from the nearby district of Polashbari. He is a poor person with five children. He had some problem with his eyes. When contacted a local doctor, he was informed that he had cataract which needed surgery. Being a poor man he expressed his inability to arrange fund for his cataract operation. The attending doctor who was aware of the services of Karmirhath hospital of serving poor patients free advised his patient Abdul Kader to contact Karmirhath hospital. At the hospital, Abdul Kader was operated and his cataract was removed free of charge. Abdul Kader was very grateful for the free service to GlobalGiving and Karmirhath Hospital. ATTACHMENTS: 1. Picture of Morzina Begum 2. Picture of Abdul Kader I thank sincerely to GlobalGiving team for helping us with fund that enables us to provide free services to eye patients who need cataract operations to restore their eye sights. masobhan (M Abdus Sobhan) President, Karmirhath, Gaibandha, Bangladesh. Phone:88-0541-62245 (office) 88-0541-61831 (Home) Cell: 88-01714088888 Website: http://www.karmirhath.org.bd/
HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT - September, 2013. Following a few awareness programs in the remote rural areas during the last two months, there has been an increased attendance of cataract patients at Karmirhath hospital at Gaibandha. Unlike previous years, patients are coming at their own initiative. It’s a good sign. Case Studies: 1. Halima Bewa: She is 95 years old, lives with one of her daughter who is also very poor. Halima had her cataract quite a few years ago. Being very poor, she could not get any proper treatment. As a result, she became almost blind. Last month, one of her kind-hearted neighbors brought her at Karmirhath hospital. At the hospital, all necessary tests were conducted and kept her there for operation of her cataract. Her cataract was removed from one eye through manual Phaco surgery on August 20, 2013. Cataract from her other eye will be removed next month. Since her admission at the hospital, she was given free treatment including operations, lens and medicines. She is very grateful to the donors. 2. Jasim Uddin: 90 years old. Developed cataract two years ago. Could not afford operation due to acute poverty. He came to Karmirhath hospital about 2 months ago. Cataract from his one eye was removed on August 20, 2013 through manual Phaco operation. Phaco operation will be performed on his other eye next month. All his treatment including operations, lens and medicines. He is very grateful to the donors who made possible his free treatment. The following documents are attached:
1. Pic_ Halima Bewa
2. Pic_Jasim Uddin
3) Cataract Operation in Progress
4) Eye Patients Being Registered
5) Doctors Performing Cat. Operation
6) A Patient Recuperating Following Operation
HELP RESTORE EYESIGHTS TO 500 BANGLADESHIS PROJECT REPORT_May 24, 2013 The number of cataract patients are rising. This is in spite of the fact that the service providers for cataract operations in the country have increased considerably. Karmirhath hospital is trying to increase its capacity to handle an increased number of cataract patients. Case Study: 1.Purna Chandra Das: Purna Chandra Das, aged 60 years, is a very poor person. He had to sell his dwelling house in order to meet the demands for dowry for marriages of his two daughters. To make things worse for him, his doctor told him that he had developed cataract on both of his eyes and that he needed operations as soon as possible. Mr. Das who was almost a street beggar was unable to arrange fund for operations. He was trying hard to arrange funds for cataract operations on his eyes. In the mean time, when he was attending his doctor, he came to know that Karmirhath hospital not only give free treatments to poor patients, they perform cataract operations also free for them. So, Mr. Purna Chandra Das came to Karmirhath hospital last month and had his cataract removed from his right eye. A week later, his left eye was operated to remove cataract. Full eye sight has now been restored to Mr. Das. 2. Lal Bibi: Lal Bibi lives about 5 km from Karmirhath. She is 70, a widow having two sons. She lives with her elder son who is a van driver. She developed some trouble in her eyes. On examination at Karmirhath hospital, it was found that both of her eyes have developed Cataracts that need to be removed by surgery. Lal Bibi was admitted to the hospital. Cataract surgery were performed on both the eyes of Lal Bibi. She now moves around with normal eye sight.
February 11, 2013,
On September 27, 2012 a camp for screening Diabetic and Cataract patients was held at Chapadaha under Gaibandha Sadar. Before holding the camp, wide publicity was given so that more and more people attend the camp.
An Awareness campaign on Diabetic as well as on Eye Care was also held at the site before starting diabetic and eye tests. Speakers consisted of Diabetic Specialists, Eye Specialists and Prominent Social Workers. About 3000 people attended the Program.
About 500 people attended the Cataract Screening Camp held on September 27. 35 were detected having cataract. These patients attended our hospital on October 05, 2012. Necessary tests were conducted. Cataract operations were conducted on October 12, 2012 by a team consisted of an Ophthalmic Surgeon, an Ophthalmic Consultant, an Eye Specialist and two Nurses. Since the last Project Report, 69 Cataract Operations were conducted. The new Operation Microscope purchased in 2010 was used for cataract surgery.
Starting from 8:00 AM the operation continued till 3:00 PM. The patients took rest for about three hours. They were allowed to go home after post operation check up.
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