The doctors in Mahavir Netralaya hospital in Patna (Bihar, India) plan to build a separate pediatric Out Patient Department (OPD) for children using the funds collected through generous donors like you through GlobalGiving.
Leading this effort are DR.S.C.Mishra and Dr.Vikas Kumar Sinha who are currently residents in Mahavir Netralaya hospital in Patna. From USA, the fund raising is being coordinated by Dr.Chitra who is practicing in New York and is associated with Heart and Hand organization for decades.
The HHH team in U.S. coordinated fund raisers sponsored by GlobalGiving to gather funds for this noble cause. These resources include all members of the HHH executive team and the advisory board.
The overall plan is to cater to approximately 30 to 40 children (upto age 16) each day in this facility. The following services will be provided to poor children in Patna free of cost
1. Cataract Operation
2. Corrective Refractive errors Surger
3. Free Eye glasses
The total cost of the project is approx. 50 lakhs(Approx. $65,000) , the major funding for this effort will come from generous donors like you through GlobalGiving.
The OPD for children with dedicated pediatrics will be inaugurated on October 17th 2020. The doctors will gradually start performing surgeries from month end itself to needy children from underprivileged background. Expect that this building for children will be fully furnished in the next 4 months
Due to COVID-19 and lockdown the building construction has been delayed. The tender for building the OPD has been released and negotiations are underway with a few constructing companies to expedite the build.
The other issue related to COVID-19 is that parents are reluctant to bring their children to the hospital or permit surgery for their children as they fear getting infected. Necessary precautions are being taken to ensure safety of the children and their guardians so that they can avail of the services without fear of getting infected.
On Oct 17 2020 there is plan to advertise in all prominent newspapers in Bihar regarding the opening of specialized Pediatric Ophthalmic Service for Children.
In our next quarterly update, we will continue to provide updates regarding the progress related to this effort
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HHH Executive and Advisory board