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.
Jun 27, 2016

Manager visits USA under Fellowship Programme

Dharma attending session at Okhlahoma University
Dharma attending session at Okhlahoma University

The Manager of Project, Mr. Dharmendra Jena recenlty visited USA under Professional Fellowship Programme. He competed for this program and got selected. During his visit, he was placed with Oklahoma university. As his project work, he was placed at Deen Mac Gee Eye Institute. He had the opportunity of meeting the Dean, Research fellows, Head of Research Division and other specialists of this great institute.

He was guided by all the experts in respect of quality of services. He also observed various reseach initiatives and new technology and new methods of conducting eye surgeries.

This is the first time that a Manager of an eye hospital had an opportunity of visiting such an high tech eye institute in the USA.

This visit will enable the project to improve quality of services and to adopt new technologies. The first lesson that Dharmendra learnt from this visit was the Project should provide comprehensive services in respect of all types of ophthalmic interventions.

Encouraged from visit, the project going to take the following measures:

1. Improve qualty of retina treatment services

2. Adopt approrpriate protocols for patient care, surgical intervention and flow of material, human resources and patients.

3. Introduce computer software for maintaining patient records, inventory, cash collecting, reporting and grievance rederessal.

4. Netwroking with other such eye hospitals, reserach institues and Health Department etc.

This visit will enhance quality of services at the project

Dharma attending session as Okhlahoma University
Dharma attending session as Okhlahoma University
With Dr. Jin Durbin, Executive Director
With Dr. Jin Durbin, Executive Director
Mar 29, 2016

New Challenge - Making project sustainable

Jashiben is now full of joy
Jashiben is now full of joy

1. Cataract Free Zone: The project has taken up challenge of declaring districts of Sabarkantha and Aravali in Gujarat as Cataract Free Zones. To achieve this target, project has taken support of Samata Vikas Charitable Trust and local volunteers. Thanks to our donors, till 10th January, 2016, the following target has been achieved:

a. Outdoor Patients: 21839

b. Eye Surgeries: 1909

c. Spectacles: 7115

d. Special Surgeries: 203

e. Total Expenditure: US $ 52984

By the time, this target is achieved, about 5000 persons with be operated and 50000 persons would be checked. A very ambitious but achievable target.

2.Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2016

                                  (1st of December TO 29th of February - 2016)

S.N.   Name of procedure    Number of Surgeries

1        Cataract                            2896

2        AGS (Glaucoma)                   32

3        Chelezion                             13

4        Keratoplasty                           0

5        Posterior Capsular Opacity   189

6        Ptryrisium                             46

7        Squint                                    1

        Total 3177 (Three Thousand One Hundred Seventy Seven Only)

The project has also taken up the challenge of providing quality eye care and eye surgery services completely free of cost to non-affording persons and at affordable cost to others. In today's world of expansive health care, the Project is providing high quality eye surgery services at US $ 30 only

Amrabhai can see the world again
Amrabhai can see the world again
Mujadiben is proud her new vision
Mujadiben is proud her new vision
Gulabsinh is grateful to donor for new vision
Gulabsinh is grateful to donor for new vision
Smile returns to the face of Radhaben
Smile returns to the face of Radhaben
Ever Smiling Rupaji is the happiest person now
Ever Smiling Rupaji is the happiest person now
Another happy person
Another happy person
Dec 29, 2015

Cataract Free Sabarkantha makes further progress

Community Eye Check up Camp
Community Eye Check up Camp

A few years before the organization launched a very ambitious result oriented campaign "Cataract Free Sabarkantha". This campaign aims at providing services of eye health to complete population of tribal districts of Sarbarkantha and Aaravali. This campaign is completely supported by donors in the USA and India, specially donors belonging to these districts itself. The whole campaign is being managed by the Office Bearers and volunteers of the Samta Vikas Charitable Trust established by people originally belonging to these districts only.

A mega function on honouring donors and volunteers of this campaign is being held at Modasa as per these details, "

Samata Day celebrations and eye camp at Modasa at 10 a.m. on 10 January, 2016". Any donor of Seeing-is-believing if happens to be in this part of world is most welcome to join. This event will further strenthen the project.

Statistical report of the project - 1st of September TO 3oth of November - 2015

S.N

Name of the procedure Number of Surgeries

1  Cataract                                      1962

2  AGS (Glaucoma)                            17

3  Chelezion                                          1

4  Keratoplasty                                      1

5  Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)   66

6  Ptryrisium                                         26

7  Squint                                                 1

Total                                                2074   (Two Thousand Seventy Four Only)

During   1st September to 30th November, 2015 a total number of 2074 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, a unit of Blind People Association, Bareja out of which 1962 have undergone surgery for cataract which is the msot leading cause of blindness in India.

During the reporting period (1st September 2015 to 30th of November 2015) 42 outreach programs have been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 6524 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 742 patients were identified as those with cataract and 397 have undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.    

Vision center is running on regular Basis at Vatrak Hospital, Modasa Annpurana Trust, Laskari Hospital, Ahmedabad and Varsoda which provided treatment to 1288 patients for various eye problems.

Megha eye checkup camp has been organized in 9 locations of Ahmedabad with the support of Arrez Khambata Benevolent Trust, Gruh Finance and other corporate.   

11 General Health check up camps were conducted in the district of Ahmedabad and Surendranagar with the support from CAIRN and Help Age India.

23 school screening camps organized in different talukas of Ahmedabad and Dholka with the support from District Blindness Control Society of which more than 10000 students having refractive correction have been provided spectacle  free of cost.

We need to achieve the target of 12,000 cataract surgeries during the current year.

Patient operated for Keratoplasty
Patient operated for Keratoplasty
Gift of vision
Gift of vision
Grateful to donors for support
Grateful to donors for support
 

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