Seeing is Believing

 
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Apr 22, 2013

Seeing-is-believing - Cataract Free Ahmedabad

Kindly support Cataract Free Ahmedabad Campaign
Kindly support Cataract Free Ahmedabad Campaign

During the year 2012-13, N H Eye Hospital conducted 10,000 eye surgeries - a landmark achievement. A leadsing industrialist of Ahmedabad, Mr. Piruz Khambattat of Rasna International desired the organization to launch an innovative concept of clearing back-log of eye surgeries. A random sample of slum areas of Ahmedabad and city and its environs established that about 20,000 poor persons in these areas need services of eye surgeries. The project has taken a challenge of conductiong 20,000 additional eye surgeries  during the next 4 years at the rate of 5,000 surgeries per year.

This project popularly knows as "Cataract Free Ahmedabad" was launched on 4th January, 2013, the Louis Braille Day, the inventor of Braille sytem of readind and writing by blind persons. While this campiagn is motivated by Mr. Piruz Khmabatta, Mr. Jeahngir Cama, Managing Director of the Cama Motors and Cama Hotels also joined the campaign and decided regular support to the campaign. With his support, one camp shall be conducted every second Monday of every month at Varahi Mata Mandir, Isanpur. The Trustees of this famour temple in Isanpur have decided to provided complete logistic support for this purpose. The poor people staying in Isanpur, Vatva, Maninagar and Narol shall be able to take advantage of these camps.

With the support of Mr. Piruz Khambatta, the Project is planning to organize one camp in Juhapur, the largest settlement of poor people in Ahmebabad. As per the campaign, all perons having eye problems shall be provided services of eye surgeries an treatments completely free of cost.

We sponsor for supporting this campaign for all other slum areas of Ahmedabad. All prospective donors who wish to support such a large and unique campaign and who wish to enable poor people of Ahmedabad to avail free-of-cost eye surgeries are most welcome to support this campaign.

The organization is getting media support also for popularzing this campaign. The support of donors would enable us to achieve this target of 5,000 additional eye surgeries every years.

Encouraged from the results of this campaign, an organization known as "Friends of Gabat" have decided to launch a campaign "Cataract Free Sabarkantha'. The first meeting on this initiative will be held at the campus of Blind People's Association at Vastrapur on 21st April, 2013. The donors are invited to support this campaign also. Any donor is welcome to contribute US $ 30 for each surgery to conducted as a part of this campaign as well

Nov 7, 2012

Seeing-is-believing goes for expansion

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2012

(June -2012 toAugust 2012)

S.N  Name of the procedure Number of Surgeries

1 Cataract  2156

2 AGS (Glaucoma) 17

3 Chelezion 41

4 Keratoplasty 1

5 Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO) 259

6 Ptryrisium 72

7 Squint 1

Total 2547

 

During   June 2012 to August 2012 a total number of 2547 patients had undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, A unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2156 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period (During   June 2012 to  August 2012) 58 outreach programs were organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 2589 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1311 patients were identified as cataract and 782 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.    

May 31, 2012

Seeing is Believing conducts 10000 surgeries/year

Galab Bhai is now full of life
Galab Bhai is now full of life

What a great achievement indeed!! N H Eye Hospital conducts 10,000 eye surgeries during the year 2011-12. Started with a modest target of 2000 surgeries a year during 2007; after five years, the hospital reaches the target of 10,000 surgeries. The credit for this achievement goes to our valuable donors around the Globe who extended wholehearted support for this purpose. The credit for this achievement also goes to dedicated team of 5 Ophthalmologists; Mr. Dharmednra Jena, Manager of the Hospital and his team of staff members and volunteers.

Encouraged from this achievement, the organization has decided to complete construction of first floor of the hospital  to expand our capacity to 15,000 eye surgeries per annum. The Government of Gujarat has come forward to provide additional equipment for expanding scope of surgeries at the hospital. The PowerGrid Corporation, a leading public sector company in India has extended support for establishing Ratinopathy unit at the hospital. Very soon, the hospital will cater to needs to patients with diabetic ratinopathy and conditions of retina including retina detachment. 

Dr Chirag Shah of Calgary in Canada mobilized support for upgrading facilities at the hospital. Thanks to efforts of Mr. Rasik Shah of USA who has been consistently promoting support to hospital among NOn-resident Indians in the USA that we got sponsorship for number of camps in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, predominantly a tribal belt. The members of Laughing Club of Ashwani Garden on Judges Bungalows road pooled their savings and sponsored more than 200 eye surgeries - the members of the Laughing Club decided to share laughter with those people needing eye surgeries.

Thanks to all our donors who have donated through Global Giving that we could achieve the target of conducting 10,000 surgeries. We are confident that our donors, well wishers and friends would continue providing guidance and support to enable us to reach the target of 15,000 surgeries.

We invite all our donors to pay a visit to our eye hospital at Bareja and our headquarter at Vastrapur in Ahmedabad whenever they happen to be in Gujarat. In the meantime, you are welcome to keep watching our website www.bpaindia.org to observe our latest achievement, our approach to accountability of our activities and our commitment on maintaining transparency of our activities.

What a great smile on the face of Bhasibhai
What a great smile on the face of Bhasibhai

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Mar 7, 2012

N H Eye Hosiptal makes further progress

View of hospital with beautiful lawn in the front
View of hospital with beautiful lawn in the front

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

(December -2011 to February 2012)

S.N Name of the procedure Number of Surgeries

1   Cataract                             2456

2    AGS (Glaucoma)                   17

3    Chelezion                              14

4    Keratoplasty                            5

5    Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO) 126

6    Ptryrisium                             147

7    Squint                                      5

                Total                        2770  (Two Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Only)

During 1st of December 2011 to 29th February 2012, a total number of 2,770 patients had undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, A unit of Blind People Association, Bareja, out of which 2456 had undergone surgery for cataract, the leading cause of blindness in India.

During the reporting period (1st of December 2011 to 29th of February 2012), 68 outreach programs had been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 9487 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1440 patients were identified as those having cataract and 968 had undergone surgeries at hospital.   

During this period, the Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization of located at  325 Sierra Morena CRT SW, Calagary, AB- T3H 2 X 8, Canada provided support for the purchase of a A-Scan and B-Scan Combined machine for the hostpial.

The HelpAge India and CAIRN India are supporting the hospital for conducting general health checkup camps at Surendranagar and Ahmedabad district of Gujarat.

2 MSW Students from Gujarat are pursuing their internship study at the hospital.  

The hospital received Best Award for conducting highest and quality of surgery in the district of Ahmedabad.

Case Study 1: An eye full of dreams

Person: Dhanrajbhai A. Baghela, Sahawadi, Narolgam, Age- 19

Dhanrajbhai A. Baghela stays with his old parents in the village Narolgam. He is 19 years old and works in band party as a band master. During firework in a marriage he got his eyes damaged and develop traumatic cataract. Due to lack of financial problem, he was not doing anything about it. But after two months, he was not able to see at all and was finding problem for his bread and butter. He was very much worried about his condition and shared the same with the village Asha worker. They suggested and brought him to the hospital, where he is operated free of cost. He got back his vision again and got excited. He is back to his profession and he is once again an earning member.

He is very much thankful  to the donors for their kind support to enable him to get his vision back.

Hope for a new life

 Jamilaben Ansari, Kashiram Factory, Chandola, Age-60

Jamilaben Ansari of Candla village of Ahmedabad is a factory laborer. She is working in a colour factory in the mixing department. But since last one year Jamilaben develop cataract in both of her eyes and was not able to see well. She is also advised by the factory to go for her vision correction or stop the job as she is working in the food colour mixing department. But she was not sure where to go about it. Once she came to know that an eye camp to be organized by the hospital. She was very happy to know that she is going to get her vision back. She had been diagnosed with cataract in the camp and underwent surgery for the same in the hospital. She got back very good vision and she is very happy and thankful for the support.

"I am heartily thankful to the donor for getting back my vision" says Jamilaben.

Entrance to the Hospital
Entrance to the Hospital
New Building for Orthopaedic Hospital
New Building for Orthopaedic Hospital
Surgery in Progress at Eye Hospital
Surgery in Progress at Eye Hospital

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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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Project Leader

Bhushan Punani

Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

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