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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
Cataract Patient
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

Outreach Camp
Outreach Camp
Phacofellowship
Phacofellowship
Hon.Governor of Gujarat state inaugurating
Hon.Governor of Gujarat state inaugurating
Patients from Outreach Camp
Patients from Outreach Camp

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
International Fellow
International Fellow
Visit of USA Doctor
Visit of USA Doctor
Visitor from USA
Visitor from USA
Phaco Pathshala
Phaco Pathshala
Japan Consulate Visit
Japan Consulate Visit
Modular Operation Theater
Modular Operation Theater
Sight is restored
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
School Awareness Program
School Awareness Program
Operated Patients Group
Operated Patients Group

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA!!

We are very thankful to you for your wonderful support and contribution made to the projects. Your support and contribution have motivated, encouraged us to reach out poor and needy people. The year 2018 was very fruitful, successful for us. We have been able to reach out to more people especially lives in tribal areas and urban slum areas. We have started 4 vision centres; two in tribal areas, one in the urban slum area, and one is in the rural area.  

In the year 2018, we have started retina, cornea, and pediatric vision centre in our eye hospital. These specialist services have increased our reach, and now we provide quality services to people at a very affordable cost.  

We have conducted 136 outreach camps at different locations, and the first time we extended our services in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. In these 136 camps, more than 35000 people have been diagnosed and provided spectacles to more than13000 people.  In the year, 2018, we provided free cataract surgeries, to11756 people,  the majority are from Tribal, rural and urban slum areas. These all we can do and accomplish only because of your support, and contribution. 

In the year 2019, we are committed to improving our quality of services in the hospital, vision centres and in our outreach camps. We aim to serve more than 50,000 people and free cataract surgeries to 15000 people. 

We look forward to your continuous support, cooperation, and collaboration.  

Thanking you 

My vision is restored
My vision is restored
Thank you for restoring my vision
Thank you for restoring my vision
Ratina Unit started functioning
Ratina Unit started functioning

Dear Donors, Well Wishers.

Greetings from BPA!!

I am delighted to share our progress report of seeing is believing project.We are so thankful and grateful to your continuous support and your faith in our work. We are committed to provide best quality eye care services to rural poor people in Gujarat. We are so excited to share that when we began this project, capacity of our eye hospital to provide services to 1500 people a year. Over the years, the strength and capacity is increased to 15,000 people a year. From cataract unit to the hospital has become eye care multi-speciality hospital. We have set up 9 vision Centers in different locations in Gujarat. This year, we have set a target to conduct 200 cataract camps, and 20,000 catarecc surgeries. 

During the last quarter, 20 out reach camps were organised, more than 3000 people were diagnosee, 1340 people were given number glasses, and 689 people were provided free cataract surgeries. The winter season is best season for outreach camps. Our target is to organise 100 camps during the winter season.

The team of Sewa International from USA had visited and inspected our eye hospital, and outreach program. The team was so happy to see ultra modern facilities in chairty hosptital, and sustainable healthcare model. 

The hospital has also given platform to young doctors for internship under phaco training program. 

The hospital team has also attended Vision2020 National conference, and presented a paper on the same. 

We request you to visit our organisation whenever you are happened Tobe in Ahmedabad. 

Thanking you and oblige

USA Sewa Team in Hospital for inspection
USA Sewa Team in Hospital for inspection
Young Ophthalmologist completing Phaco Program
Young Ophthalmologist completing Phaco Program
Satisfied and Happy Patients outside of hospital
Satisfied and Happy Patients outside of hospital

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Blind People's Association (India)

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Project Leader:
Bhushan Punani
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

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