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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
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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Out Reach Camp

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,


Greetings from BPA!!

We are very thankful to you for your generous support, cooperation that motivate us to reach out more and more people under seeing is believing program. Your faith and trust in your work encourages to take on new activities, new programs to restore the sight, or to prevent the blindness.

During the reporting quarter a total number of 2112 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, an unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 1822 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period 125 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 8754 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 748 patients were identified as cataract and 568 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 2358 patients for various eye problems.

The program has made two significant achievements during the reporting period. I am happy to inform you that the program has expanded its services in Kucchh district known for its little desert area (known earthquake affected area). The high quality, modernized and highly equipped modular operation theatre was set up In Bhuj with the support of leading cooperate. Now, we can provide high quality eye related services to the people of Kucchh region at free of charge.

Secondly, the Vision Centre for poor people was set up in Ahmedabad. This vision center will do assessment, treatment and low vision training to the people of Ahmedabad Slum Area. The vision center will also provide free medicines and referrals for free cataract surgeries at our Bareja Eye Hospital.

The program has also given due importance to human resource development. As part of human resource development, the program has signed an agreement with KMM optometry and eye institute of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand for training and internship for Optomertry students at Bareja Eye Hospital- Bareja- Gujarat India. Till date 80 students have completed internship with Bareja Eye Hospital.

During the reporting period, 25 entrepreneur mentors from Malaysia in collaboration with IMS Asia, Malaysia and HRDF, Govt. Of Malaysia had visited our program and appreciated this low cost high quality eye care model.

Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 7 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three month.

Now, the program has plan to expand the services for Diabetic Ratinopathy and Childhood blindness.

We request you to continue your support, and spread a word with your friends, family members, and social media networks.

We also request you to visit our organization Blind People’s Association whenever you are happened to-be in India. We will be very happy to be your host. You are also welcome to visit our facebook page on following link

https://www.facebook.com/pg/bpaindia1/photos/?ref=page_internal

 

Thanking you

With Warm Regards

Bhushan Punani

Eye Camp
Eye Camp
New Operation Theater in Kucchh
New Operation Theater in Kucchh
Optometrist Internship Program
Optometrist Internship Program
Cataract Operated Patient
Cataract Operated Patient

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Restoring Sight, Restoring Faith
Restoring Sight, Restoring Faith

Dear Donor, Well Wishers

Easter Greetings!!

May the Christian spirit be with us in times of giving. 

Though you are so far away, we are touched by your generous support to our organization for two very life changing projects. With this support we are able to restore vision to more than 3000 people in Gujarat,  the projects have made very good progress in the past years. We have been able to bring qualitative change in the lives of people who can now see again.  

The sight saving project is in expansion mode, and have planned many activities like Vision Centers in remote areas, treatment for diabetes retinopathy, pediatric ophthalmology services.  

 

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Restoring Sight

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.

  1. Vision Centre in Bavla- Ahmedabad District.
  2. Vision Centre in Kalol-  Ahmedabad District.
  3. Vision Centre in Bareja- Ahmedabad District.
  4. Vision Centre in Modasa- Sabarkantha District.
  5. Vision Centre in Vatrak -  Sabarkantha District.
  6. 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)

Cataract                                                2789

AGS (Glaucoma)                                      42

Chelezion                                                  07

Keratoplasty                                              02

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)          348

Ptryrisium                                                  56

Squint                                                       03

Total                                                 3247

 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
Poor Patient getting free treatment
Vision Centre in action
Vision Centre in action
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Getting ready for operation
Getting ready for operation

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    New Operation Theater and Low Vision Center

    Dear Donors, Well Wishers

    We are so touched and thankful to you for your humble support. We can provide best quality health services, and mainly able to save a sight of the needy person only and only because of your support, encouragement and your faith in our work. This keeps motivating us to reach more and more people who are out of health services. I am glad to share with you that in the previous quarter, the project has made very significant achievements, and development. I am happy to share with you which is as below.

    1. Ultra Modern Laminar Modular Theatre : The ultra modular laminar operation theatre was inaugurated by Shri Prafulbhai Patel, and Shri Asishbhai Patel on 8th September 2017 at BPA Bareja hospital complex. The new eye surgical unit will help BPA to reach out to more persons whose eye sight is failing.
    2. Vision Center in Bavla: BPA Bareja hospital has been supported by Gruh Finance Limited under their Corporate Social Responsibility to start a vision center at Bavla on the way to Ahmedabad to Rajkot. This centre was inaugurated on 6th September 2017 at NAB Savinay Sammalit Vidyalay Bavla by Ms. Mina Bhatt and Mr. Kaushal Mulani of Gruh Finance Limited. The center will check patients with needing surgery to the BPA – Eye Hospital. All the services like surgery, travel, food, medicines will be provided without any charges.
    3. WAGH BAKARI CSR –MEGA EYE CAMP:  Wagh Bakari is very famous Tea producing company in India. The Wagh Bakari Tea family sponsored a mega eye camp under their CSR initiative. The mega camp was organized on 24th September 2017, 927 patients attended the camps, and received treatment services without any charges. During the diagnosis, and treatment; it was found that 93 patients required cataract surgeries, 19 patients other treatments, and surgeries related to eye. In this mega camp, 584 were provided spectacles and 803 patients received eye drops, and medicines. Out of 93 patients, 50 patients were taken to Eye Hospital for Cataract surgery. These 50 patients received best eye care services without any charges.
    4. Retina Surgical Unit: The new retina surgical unit was inaugurated on 13th June 2017. The Mazda Limited supported Eye Hospital to construct Ratina Surgical unit, and procure equipments for operations, and treatment of retina. This was great milestone for eye hospital of BPA. It would add new activity under Seeing is Believing Project. There are very few hospitals which provide treatment related to Ratina, and those provides treatments are very expensive and unaffordable to the poor patients. An average retinal detachment surgery costs around Rs 25,000 and in many cases surgery may be required a second time unlike cataract which is a onetime surgery. Hence, this retina department of the hospital would provide affordable, best quality services to the poor patients without any charges. 
    5. Surgeries Conducted in the previous quarter: The project has conducted 34 camps in Sabarkantha District, and in slum areas of Ahmedabad. The patients who had been diagonosed having cataract were referred to BPA hospital for the surgeries and treatment. In the previous quarter, 1238 cataract surgeries were done without any charges. The patients were given free medicines, spectacles and eye drops. 
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    Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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