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