ICARE Eye Hospital an Unit of Ishwar Charitable Trust (ICT) was established in 1982 with an aim to providing quality ophthalmic care to all sections of the community particularly the rural poor. ICARE Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute a unit of ICT was established in 1993.ICARE provides free of cost, eye care services to rural/urban underprivileged communities in a 200 KM radius from NOIDA, for the last 26 years through its Rural Outreach Programme.
ICARE’S ACHIEVEMENT OVER THE 29 YEARS
The hospital has screened 41.81 lakhs and restored eye sight of 3.27 lakhs patients. Out of these total numbers almost 65 percent of work is for Charity. In the FY 20-21, ICARE examined over 1,20,000 screenings and performed more than 14,000 surgeries of which over 7,800 (nearly 55%) were charitable in nature, making it an organization with the largest proportion of charity compared to any other ophthalmic non government hospitals. “The free surgeries were achieved with the help of revenue generated from the surplus generated from our paid wing and help received from individuals, corporate, NGOs and other well wishers”.
COVID -19 PANDEMIC
To address the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, ICARE is now prepared for a tectonic shift. The new normal brings new challenges, new work patterns and an opportunity to reflect on our practices. We have enhanced our working with Clinical & Non clinical training, occupational health& safety protocols, in line with available International National Guidelines. Inspite of these changes we currently face enormous financial challenges in continuing our present Work.
We are looking forward to donors who can support ICARE's mission of providing moern opthalmic care to the dperived sections to lead a productive life.