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Seeing is Believing

by Blind People's Association (India)
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Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Dear Donor, Well Wishers,
Greetings from BPA!!
We wish and pray for your wellbeingness. We know this is very tough time for all of us. The world has never seen a Catastrophe of this extent like the present coronavirus effect. Life has come to a standstill, the state is in lockdown, people's lives are totally turned over. The marginalized, the poor, people with disabilities and the aged are the most vulnerable and  the group to suffer the most in the present circumstances. 
In this tough and difficult situation, we have continued to provide best quality eye care services to poor people hence their vision can be restored. The hospital team did outreach camps, diagnosed around 10000 people having eye related problems, 1700 catract surgiers have been performed free of cost in last three months. We  have started caratoplasty surgery at free of cost or with minimal charges in our hospital, In last three months, we were able to conduct 18 free caratoplasty surgery free of cost, and 06 surgeries were conducted with mininal charges of IRs 20000 (This surgery cost in the private hospital is around 1,50,000 INRs to 2,00,000). 
I am happy to story of Madhuben. She  is very poor lady and having extremely difficult life. She is a landless laborer. She doesn’t even own a kuccha house, she lives in a small hut. She has a family of 6. she and her husband both work as daily wage workers.  Her husband is drunker, and spends his earnings on alchohol, he also abused her physically. Whenever she told her husband about her vision problem, he abused her and crushed to become blind. She stopped working due to her vision problem.
One day, there was a camp in her village, her neighbour took her to the camp. She was diagnosed having catract, and operation was needed to be done immediately. She was taken to the hospital, and surgery was performed without any charges. The recovery of eye sight was good, and she was also helped to set up small business outside of her home. She is very happy now. 
We have also launched school eye health care program in Ahmedabad district. The free eye check up each student is done, and they are provided free glasses. The eye health has become major issue among school students due to extensive use of mobiles and TV. The hospital team also creates awarness among the school students. 
With your support, and constant encouragment, we are able to expand our hospital servcies in Gujarat. We have been offered free land for new hospital building at Vatrak in Gujarat. The total project of new hospital complext is around 2,00,00,000 INRs. (29,000,00$).
In the amid threat of corona virus, the people find difficult to get masks for self protection, the prices is also highly inflated in the market. The poor people can not afford mask, and risking their life. BPA has initated Mask Project to provide mask to poor and needy people without any charges. The masks are stitched by the poor, disabled people and are given them employment. More than 18000 masks have already been distributed. 
As we all know that this 21 days lockdown will affect the poorest of the poor and  live hand to mouth existence. We are very worried about how they will be managing in the lockdown and in the aftermath when the economy takes a hit.  We appeal to all donors and good human beings to help us to help these people to survive.  After the lock down  and also during the lockdown we will be reaching out and giving support like grains kit for one month to 1000 poor and disabled people. After the lockdown we will help these people for financial help to reset up their businesses and we look forward to your help in this regard. 
We wish and pray for your safety and wellbeings. 
Thanking you for your generous support. 


 
Use of New High Tech machine for Caretoplasty
Use of New High Tech machine for Caretoplasty
School Eye Health Program
School Eye Health Program
Vatrak Eye Hospital Stone Breaking Event
Vatrak Eye Hospital Stone Breaking Event
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Mask Production at BPA
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Keretoplasty operated patient

Dear Donors, and Well Wishers

Seasons Greetings!!

 

I am happy to share a story of Mr. Pannaji.  He is from a village name Bhilwara Rajasthan. He owns less than 1 bigha of land in Bhilwara. He migrated to Gujarat for work. He started tea vending stall for his livelihood. He lives in a kutcha house. He is the sole earner of the family. He used to earn 10 to 15 thousand before he started losing his vision. He lost his vision suddenly. He visited many private and government hospital. The doctors suggested him only surgery is the only option to restore his vision. The surgery was very expensive, and he could not afford the same. He was suggested to visit Blind People Association Hospital in Bareja. He was diagnosed with Adherent Leucoma with Cataractous lens. He was advised Penetrating Keratoplasty with IOL by Dr and the same was done free of cost. His vision gets restored. He lives a very happy life again with your supports. 

We are very happy to share that our hospital Manager Mr Dharmendra has been selected as a President of Vision 2020 Gujarat Chapter.

In the last reporting period, we have conducted treated more than 3000 patients, and 653 cataract surgeries have been performed without any charges. We have performed 30 Keratoplasty free of cost. 

In the year 2019, You have helped us to restore eyesight too poor people in remote rural areas by sending us funds for cataract surgery.  Ms. Naseem  from North Gujarat can work in the open fields and contribute to the family income thanks to cataract surgery performed at our BPA hospital funded by donors like you…. Who are so far away but so near our hearts. 

Our little help has gone such a long way……. You can only experience this when you meet these people in person and see how their lives have been transformed from dependence to dignity. 

 We thank you and wish you and your loved ones the very best for the festive season and hope and pray that the new year bestows blessings on you. 

 

We wish you a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year 2020. 

Together we can do more.

 

Thanking you


With Best Wishes



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Outreach Camp
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Fellowship Training at Eye Hospital
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Cataract Patient

Dear Donors!!

Greetings from India. 

Mr Mangaldas has conveyed special thanks and gratitude to you for helping him. He is very poor and lives in a small village. He works as a laborer in agriculture. His per day earning is less than 7$. He has two daughters and one son. Mangaldas having a blurred vision, he was not able to work in the field. He was very worried. He did not have money for the surgery. Even, he had the impression that eye surgery is very risky, and he might lose his eye too.  He heard about outreach camp of BPA eye hospital and came for the check-up. He was told that he would require to undergo cataract surgery. He was worried about the financial cost of the surgery. The hospital explained to him that everything is free of charge, even the bus would pick you from your village and drop it back. He came to the hospital and did the cataract surgery. He was so happy to see his eyesight was restored which did not cost him anything. He can work without any trouble. He is very thankful to you for helping him.  Many more Mangaldas are waiting for their turn. Together we can do more. 

In the last previous reporting period, 48 outreach camps were organized in very remote and tribal areas of Arravali and Sabarkantha district. 7643 patients were provided with eye care treatment. 2787 patients have been provided free cataract surgery services. 

The hospital has upgraded its services by adding developing Ultra-modern laminar modular operation theatre and latest machinery for Keratoplasty. The newly appointed Governor Govt. of Gujarat had inaugurated this operation theatre. 

Vision centre is running on regular Basis at Vatrak hospital, Kalol Noor Mahamadi Charitable hospital, Modasa Annpurana Trust, Bhiloda and Bavla, which provided treatment to 2238 patients for various eye problems.

Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 13 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three months. 

We have planned to start optometry college in the Bareja Eye Hospital.

We request you to continue your support to enable us to reach unreached.  We request you to visit our project and the organization whenever you are in India. We will be very happy to arrange your visit. 

 

Thanking you

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Outreach Camp
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Phacofellowship
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Hon.Governor of Gujarat state inaugurating
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Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA India!!

Our heartfelt thanks for your incredible and unstained support to your project “Seeing is Believing” that is dedicated for the restoration of eye sights of poor, needy people who cannot afford the best quality eye care services. We are extremely delighted to inform you that through this campaign we have reached more than 12,00,000 people and more than 1,50,000 cataract were surgeries performed in the last 9 years since the campaign launched on Global Giving Website.

The eye hospital of BPA was started for cataract-related services to the poor and needy people. Now, the hospital has become a multi-specialty eye care hospital in Gujarat, which is one of the best Charity Eye Hospital. The hospital has the following specialized services.

  1. Retina
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Pediatric low vision services
  4. Keratoplasty 

In the last six months, we have been able to provide Keratoplasty services to 123 patients at very reasonable charges, and free of charge to those who cannot afford. The results are very good, and all 123 patients are satisfied and able to see perfectly.

In addition to this, we had conducted 126 outreach camps, 38766 patients were diagnosed, and 3789 cataract surgeries were performed during the previous reporting period. The OPD patients were 26546, and 1378 cataract surgeries were performed.

“SAVE THE SIGHT” has become very popular in Gujarat. The Charity hospital has become very popular for its quality, and standardized services. This has attracted fellows and trainees from various medical colleges, even from other countries too.

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abousaleh, Egyptian Ophthalmologist, from Security Forces Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, completed his Advanced Phaco Training Program from BPA Eye Hospital.

8 fellows from different medical colleges in the state of Gujarat, India has come for advanced Phaco Training and completed the same successfully.

The hospital was visited by Dr.Pramila Gupta, Director General of health service, New Delhi and Dr. Praveen Vashist, MD, community medicine, AIMS, New Delhi.

Ms. Maya Nakajima, the Consulate General of Japan visited the Blind People's Association Bareja hospital complex

Visitor from the USA to Blind People's Association Bareja hospital complex, Elaine Steyn, program director, Oklahoma University. Armand McCoy, president, Trifecta communication, USA. Michael E. Mitscher, president, Mitscher and Associates. Michael j. Knopp, Director, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. Cassandra Rigsby, Norman Director for creation of economic health.

The hospital will have an excellent Air Modular operation theatre that will help to conduct more surgeries in a day. As we have set the target to reach 20,000 cataract surgeries a year, we will strive hard to expand outreach programs, vision centers program in very remote to reach unreached in the coming years.

We request you to continue your support, guidance, and motivation to us. We request you to share your thoughts, views, and feedback that will help us to improve our services. We request you to visit your hospital whenever you are happened to be in India. We will provide all the hospitality.

Thanking you for your generous support and look forward to the same.

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Outreach Camp_rural
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International Fellow
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Visit of USA Doctor
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Visitor from USA
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Phaco Pathshala
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Japan Consulate Visit
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Modular Operation Theater
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Sight is restored

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA!!

We are very thankful to you for your generous support to our project Seeing is Believing. The project has made very good progress, and expansion has been happening in the project. We are delighted to inform you that Eye Hospital has signed an MOU with a local organization in Vatrak (a small town in Central Gujarat) to establish a satellite hospital. The project will help this organization to build a model eye hospital. 

As we are committed to reaching out to unreached people and provide best eye care services without any charge, or very affordable charges. I am happy to share the progress report for the previous quarter.  

During the reporting quarter, a total number of 2691patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhaiand Hiraba eye hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2358 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period, 62 outreach programs have been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 9878patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them, 1426patients were identified as cataract and 987undergonesurgeries at Bareja hospital.  

Vision centre is running on regular Basis at Vatrak hospital, Kalol Noor Mahamadi Charitable hospital, ModasaAnnpurana Trust, Bhiloda and Bavla, which provided treatment to 2658patients for various eye problems.

Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 11 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three months.

10 optometrist from Uttrakhand has completed their final internship at the hospital.

 Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja  

Cataract: 2358 people have been provided free treatment and surgery for the cataract. 

AGS (Glaucoma): 23 people have been provided free treatment and surgery for Glaucoma. 

Chelezion: 9  people have been provided for free treatment. 

Keratoplasty: 16 people have been provided with free treatment. 

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO): 241 people have been provided with free treatment.

9878 people have been provided with eye care services in the outreach camps. 

Now, we are planning to start an eye collection centre in BPA Eye hospital. We have initiated the process for the same. Then, people can donate their eyes to our eye hospital. 

Your generous support motivate us to keep doing new things, and increasing our targets. We look forward your sustained support.  

We request you to visit our organization whenever you are happened to be in India, you can also motivate your friends and family members to visit our organization. 

Thanking you once again.

With Best Wishes

Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Patients from Camp
Patients from Camp
Waiting for Turn
Waiting for Turn
Optometrists from Uttrakhand
Optometrists from Uttrakhand
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School Awareness Program
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Blind People's Association (India)

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Bhushan Punani
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