Dear Donors, Well Wishers, and Friends of BPA.
Greetings from India!!
We wish you very Happy New Year 2018!!! This is the first report of the year 2018. We are very excited and happy to share progress report “Seeing is Believing” Project. You will be very happy to know that the project has very made significant achievements.
1.Bhiloda- Vision Centre
The new vision centre has been set up in Bhiolda village of Sabarkantha district. This is first vision centre in remote area in tribal belt. Bhiloda is bordering village to Madhya Pradesh. The vision centre would provide quality eye check-up services, after surgery follow up services, and reference for free cataract surgeries at BPA- Bareja Eye hospital. The vision centre had received very good response in the first camp. OPD (Outdoor Patient Registration) were 400 people, and 63 people were provided free cataract surgeries. Now “Seeing is Believing” has 6 Vision Centres in Gujarat.
- Vision Centre in Bavla- Ahmedabad District.
- Vision Centre in Kalol- Ahmedabad District.
- Vision Centre in Bareja- Ahmedabad District.
- Vision Centre in Modasa- Sabarkantha District.
- Vision Centre in Vatrak - Sabarkantha District.
- Vision Centre in Bhiloda- Sabarkantha District.
2.New Endeavour in Bhuj- Kacchh District in Gujarat under “Seeing is Believing” project.
Kacchh is known as desert area of Gujarat, moreover, it was badly affected in earthquake in the year 2000. BPA has been working in the Bhuj from the day of earthquake. It is required to provide high quality eye care services to people at very reasonable cost, free of cost to poor people. With this intention, and objective, BPA has planned to set up ultra-modular operation theatre, and eye care services in Bhuj. The next report will carry the stories of new opening eye care units in Bhuj.
3. Cataract Free Sabarkantha-Ahmedabad Districts.
We are happy to share with you that two campaigns (Catract Free Sabarkantha District, and Catract Free Ahmedabad rural and slum areas) of “Seeing is Believing” has become very popular. These campaigns help to reduce backlog of cataract patients in these two locations.
4. Statistical information showing progress made during the reporting period.
During the reporting quarter a total number of 3247 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2789 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.
During the reporting period 341 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 14589 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1213 patients were identified as cataract and 974 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.
Vision center is running in regular Basis at Vatrak hospital, Kalol Noor Mahamadi Charitable hospital, Modasa Annpurana Trust, Bhiloda and Bavla, which provided treatment to 3129 patients for various eye problems.
Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 13 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three month.
13 optometrist from Uttrakhand has been continuing their final internship at the hospital.
Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2017-18
(November- 2017 to January 2018)
AGS (Glaucoma) 42
Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO) 348
Your supports and cooperation motivate us to to add more activities in the project. Thank you very much for beliving in us. We look forward your support, guidance and motivation.
With Warm Regards
Poor Patient getting free treatment
Vision Centre in action
Eye Check up
Getting ready for operationAttachments: