Seeing is Believing

by Blind People's Association (India)
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Cataract Operated Patient Jodhpur Rajasthan
Cataract Operated Patient Jodhpur Rajasthan

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

We trust this report finds you in Good Health and Spirit.

We are glad to share progress report of our project Seeing is Believing. Seeing is Believing project aims to prevent blindness by providing best quality eye care services to poor and needy people in Gujarat and Rajasthan. During this quarter, we have conducted 18 out reach camps in remote areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan. We have now 13 Vision Centers at different locations in Gujarat.

During this reporting period, Seeing is Beliving Project has following achievements.

1. 6258 people have been provided eye care treatment.

2.3189 people have been provided refraction services and free spectacles,

3. 2632 people have been provided free catract surgeries. 

4. 28 people have been provided free keretoplasty surgeries. 

We wish to share very interesting and impact story of Seeing is Believing Project. 

Smt Daghli  lives with her two sons in Jodhpur district. She is a widow, her financial condition is very poor. Her two sons, and she herself are daily wage earners for survival. For last two years, she has been complaining for poor eye sight. Due to covid 19 pandamic the eye camps were not organized, and also due to her poor financial conditons, she was not able to visit the hospital for treatment. When she was contacted by the field staff during the eye camp campaigning, she was so happy to get informed about the camp. She travelled 80 kms to attend eye camp. Doctor diagnosed her with matured cataract with immediate surgery. She was told that if she had waited for one month more she would have lost her eye sight due to mature cataract. The field staff helped her to reach hospital for the surgery, and she has regained her eye sight after surgery. She thanks the donors for helping her. 

We are very happy to share with you and request you to help us in our new endeavour under Seeing is Beliving Project. We have started Vision Centers and Satellite Eye Hospital in Bhuj to reach out unreached people. Our target is to conduct 5000 free catract surgieries in Satellite Eye Hospital, Bhuj. We request you to contribute small donation every month to support this new initative and existing initative. 

We also request you to visit our BPA Bareja Eye hospital whenever you are happended tobe in India. We will be very happy to host you and show our activities. 

Kindly please share, and encourage likeminded people in your circle to associate with BPA India for Seeing is Believing Project. 

Thanking you once again

With Warm Regards

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News Paper Item
Vision Center Services
Vision Center Services
Satellite Hospital Operation Theatre Bhuj
Satellite Hospital Operation Theatre Bhuj
Patients are dropped back to home after surgeries
Patients are dropped back to home after surgeries
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I can see again
I can see again

Dear Friends, Well Wishers, Donors

Greetings from BPA!!

We trust this report finds you in Great Spirit and Health. We hope and pray for your wellbeingness, healthy life. 


We are so happy to share that during the year 2021, we were able to reach more than 3,00,000 people lives in rural areas of Gujarat under our Save Sight Project. Our campagain Catract Free Gujarat is very much appericiated by the Local Government, and Local Community. Now, we have village volunteers, and local organizations that help us to organize out reach camps at local level. This year, we have added 4 vision centers that caters daily needs related to eye cares. Now, we have 17 vision centers in Gujarat. This year, we were able to provide free catract surgeries to more than 10000, and Keretoplasty surgeires to more than 80 people without any charges. Our target is to perform 15000 catract surgieries, and 200 Keretoplasty in the year 2022. 

We are happy to share with your support, motivation, and prayers, we will have another multi speciality eye hospital in tribal area of Gujarat which is adjecent to Rajasthan Border. The construction work has already been started, and expecting to start hospital in mid 2022. 

We are happy to share a journey of our one of the patient...

Journey From Melt Cornea To New Cornea

Vishalbhai is 68 years old man was refffered to our hospital by his friend. He had No Vision In Left Eye With Severe Pain And Swelling. On Examination, Left Eye Corneal Perforation With Melt In The Surrounding Area, With Iris Tissue Prolapse Was Found. On Detailed History, Left Eye Trauma With Wooden Stick Was Confirmed, For Which He Was Taking Some Treatment Elsewhere And Then Finally Referred To Us, Considering Porecha Eye Hospital As Higher Center. Patient Was Adviced Left Eye Therapeutic Keratoplasty, Iris Tissue Repair With Anterior Chamber Reformation, the surgery was performed successfully. The Patient Is Now Comfortable With No Pain. He can now resume his day today activity. Happy is the patient and happier is the doctor.

We have conducted 87 out reach camps in Sabarkantha district, Ahmedabad district in the last three months, more than 12000 people have taken benefit from this camp. the 867 patients were taken to the hospital for free of cost cataract surgeries. 

We request you to celebrate this Christmas to give new sight to person who probably would lose the sight beacuse of non affordability of catract surgeries. Your small help them to continue to see and enjoy beautiful world and life. 

Wish you a Marry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Thanking you

Eye Camp in the Field
Eye Camp in the Field
Surgical intervention
Surgical intervention

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Patient After Keratoplasty Surgery
Patient After Keratoplasty Surgery

Dear Donors & Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA India!!

I hope this progress report will find you in Great Health and Spirit. 

I must say our organisation has played a very significant and important role in the second wave of Covid 19. The second wave of covid 19 was more dreadful than the first wave. It was a really difficult time for us. This time, our employees and frontline workers were also affected and hospitalized for treatment purposes. Unfortunately, we lost our two senior employees due to covid 19, and others are very well recovered on time after few days of hospitalization. 

Our project team did not stop working even in the second wave of Covid 19, and we have had distributed around 38,789 Ration kits to poor families of people with disabilities in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odhisa. During the second wave of Covid 19, our hospital team was on call for providing services to the patients who were covid 19 affected. We have started Oxygen Concentration Bank to provide support to the patients who required Oxygen Concentration machines. This machine was provided without any charges to poor disabled people. 

We have arranged  vaccine drive for people with disabilities, and more than 570 people with disabilities had got first vaccine shot in this vaccination drive. We have also arranged vaccine drive for our staff, volunteers. 

Seeing is Believing Project has also made very significant progress during this reporting period. Due to second wave of covid 19, and Govt. guidelines, the outreach camps were not organized. however, we were able to reach out poor people in remote areas through our vision centers. During this period, 24,068 patients attended OPD services, 13213 patients were given spectacles, and 1687 patients were provided free cataract surgeries, and 19 Keretoplasty surgeries were done. Our Bhuj Satelite hospital has also made very good progress, we have now reached to 60 surgeries every week in this satellite hospital. 

We have started two more vision centers; one is Matar in Kheda District, and another is in Dholka, Ahmedabad district. These two vision centers have increased our hospital reach, and expanded our coverage. 

We are very delighted to share with you that New Comprehensive Eye Care Services will be set up in Bayad, Arravali District in Gujarat. For that, we will construct new hospital in Bayad in association with Vatrak Hospital. The design of upcoming hospital is attached with this report. This hospital will cater services to poor tribal people live in Gujarat and bordering state Rajasthan. We request you to support us in this new venture of hospital. 

With this note, I would like to share a very interesting story of Himmatbhai. He had suddenly realized that his vision in left eye somehow affected, was blured. His left eye was red, and watery eyes. He came to our eye hospital for diagnosis and treatment purposes. He was diagnosed Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy with gross descements membrane tear was diagnosed. He had two cataract surgeries earlier. He was advised for DESK (Descements Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty). He undergone for this surgery at our hospital, and his vision recover and earlier symptoms like watery eyes and redness in eye is also disappeared. He was so happy with treatment, and thank the donors who sponsored his surgery. 

We are again very grateful to you for your support, encouragment that enables us to continue work in difficult time also. We are looking forward for such support and encouragment in future also. 

 

Thanking you. 

MoU Signed with Vatrak Hospital for New Hospital
MoU Signed with Vatrak Hospital for New Hospital
Surgery in Progress
Surgery in Progress
Planned New Hospital Building
Planned New Hospital Building
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New Operation Facility at Bhuj
New Operation Facility at Bhuj

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from India!!

I hope that this email finds you and your loved ones very safe and healty. We are witnessing a very hard time for last one year, we hope and pray that this time shall pass away very soon. In this difficult time, our team is committed to provide services to the human being. We are very happy to share with you that during the last one year we have been supporting poor people with disabilities and poor people live in rural areas by give them dry ration kits under stop hunger project. Our hospital team has been reaching out to poor people at door step and provides the kit. We have distributed 29000 Ration kits to poor people with disabilities in Gujarat. 

We have continued to provide our eye care services to the poor patients. We were not able to organize mega camps as there was a Government of India guidelines not to organize camps to aviod public gathering. Hence, we have tried to provide maximum services at our vision centers. We have 12 vision centers which are located at different locations. The patients come to the vision center, they avail basic services such as diagnosis, glassess and medicines. For further treatment and surgeries, they are taken to the Bareja Hospital In the first quarter of year 2021, we have successfully conducted more than 4000 surgeries. Now, we have facilities in our Bhuj Center where we can conduct cataract surgeries. I am very happy to share some of the life changing stories with you. 

Popatbhai Can Now See Again

A patient named Mr Popat came to Porecha Eye hospital, managed by Blind People's Association, with severe pain in his left eye and complaining of loss of sight in that eye. On examination it was discovered that the transparent part of the eye- the cornea was perforated and there was also a cgorneal ulcer . There was also a thorn inside it which had caused the coloured part of the eye, the iris tissue to prolapse with formation of pseudocornea. Such injuries are common people work in fields where there are thorns and people lose their sight. Popatbhai was advised therapeutic keratoplasty with reconstruction of ocular surface under local anaesthesia, and the same was done.  Mr/ Popat is smiling now as is now free of pain and is regaining his vision. Many many congratulations team BPA Bareja and Dr. Sumit for the wonderful work.

PATIENT FROM NORTH INDIA FINDS TREATMENT AT BPA HOSPITAL

A Patient named MR Chandrashekar came to our Porecha Eye hospital, managed by Blind Peoples Association. His complaints were.Adherent leucoma and cataract in his right eye. He is a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, where he visited several hospitals and took multiple treatments. He was not happy with the outcome as he couldn't see properly. He came to Ahmdeabad and came to hear about Porecha Eye Hospital. He was checked by a team of welcoming and positive team,The Corneal surgeon did optical keratoplastyalong with surgery with with intra ocular lens implantation When he opened his eyes after surgery, he almost went crazy with happiness!!! He is going back to his city with a smiling face to resume his work.. 

We are really blessed that we have donors and friends like you. Your continious and generous support enable and encourage us to provide more services to poor patient. We have planned to set up one more eye care hospital in Vatrak town joins the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The upcoming hospital would provide services to poor tribal people.  We have already started a save sight campagian in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

We request you to provide us continous support, and become our recurring donors. Please share this report with your friends and family members and motivate them to become a supporter like you. 

With Warm Regards

Bhuj Hospital
Bhuj Hospital
Can you see smile on my face.. I can see
Can you see smile on my face.. I can see
Smile makes us more satisfied
Smile makes us more satisfied
Services at Rajasthan
Services at Rajasthan
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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from Blind People's Association.

We are witnessing a pandemic, the proportions of which, have never been seen in this world.  The feeling of helplessness, anxiety and uncertainty looms large… 

 Amidst the gloom, our organization proved that it has the gumption to keep on working in the Corona crisis.  We did not stop our work or close the institute but continued as a relief organization in helping people in these times of need.  We made and distributed one lakh masks free of charge in our bid to prevent the increase of infection.  We distributed 36000 ration kits to people with disabilities who had lost jobs, small trading to survive.  We also distributed the kits to poor patients who had been operated BPA Bareja Eye Hospital. The hospital staff visited the villages and provided the ration kits at the doorstep. 

We are happy to share that when the hospital services were resumed especially operations started conducted, poor patients feel so happy. They have been waiting for cataract surgeries and other eye-related treatment. They have also affected adversely with the lockdown, mainly the daily wage labourers. They did not have the fund for eye surgery. 

Mr Ashwin came to BPA'S Porecha Eye Hospital on June 2020 with a complaint of pain, redness and no vision in the left eye. On detailed assessment, and examination, it was confirmed that some dust and insect fall in the left eye. On detailed examination, perforated corneal ulcer with a flat anterior chamber was diagnosed. Due to poor financial conditions, and he can not afford high-cost surgery. BPA Bareja eye hospital approached to various eye banks for cornea tissue, but it was not available due to covid 19 conditions. The patient was advised glue and bandage contact lens to reform the AC and to provide him some time so that Keratoplasty can be done later on. Finally, after 3 months, the perforation got healed and cornea opacity developed.

We performed Optical Keratoplasty with the help Drishti Daan Eye Bank, Bhubaneswar from where we got good quality of optical tissue for keratoplasty. He is happy with the restoration of vision as this young boy can perform his day to day activities.

We are happy to share with you that during the year 2020, we have conducted more than 8000 cataract surgeries and 98 Keratoplasty surgeries. More than 1,50,000 have been provided with eye-related treatment and glasses.

It is an honour and recognition to the hospital that Japanese Consulate had supported the hospital in setting up Retina unit by providing OCT and SLT Machines. It was love from People of Japan.  The Vice Counsel General OF JAPAN, MUMBAI In The Presence of On 4th Of November 2020 At Porecha Eye Hospital, Bareja.

The year is about to end, and we wish the upcoming year 2021 will be Corona Free Year. We will all have beautiful l, healthy, and peaceful life. We wish you a very Happy New Year 2021. 

Our plan for the year 2021 is to start our eye services in Rajasthan. We also want to set up a multi eye care speciality hospital in Vatrak which is a tribal area. We also wish to do eye care campaign for school students. 

We look forward to your sustained support and cooperation. Together we can serve more. 

 

Thanking you

Mr.Michio Harada, Consulate of Japan at BPA Bareja
Mr.Michio Harada, Consulate of Japan at BPA Bareja
Patients Travelling back after Surgery
Patients Travelling back after Surgery
Patient after surgery
Patient after surgery

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Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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