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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
Motiben B Chauhan - happiness returns
Motiben B Chauhan - happiness returns

Higher Number of Cataract Surgeries: The Navalbhai Hiraba Eye Hospital made further progress during this period. Th hospital performed 1568 cataract surgeries during the period, mostly free of cost or at affordable cost. It also performed 6 Glaucoma surgeries for the first time at the hospital. It also succeeded in performing 17 Chelezion interventions during the period.Encouraged from this performance, the hospital has set a target of 10,000 eye surgeries during the year 2011.

Breakthrough in Keratoplasty: The most striking achievement of this period was performing 11 Keratoplasty surgeries, all completely free of cost. Thanks to Dr. Ashish Nagpal of Retina Foundation and Asopalav Eye Hospital for conducting all these surgeries completely free of cost. Because of availability of high tech facilities at this hospital, we achieved 100 percent result in Keratoplasy. Due to such large number of successful Cornea Transplant, the waiting list of patients needing this surgical intervention is growing. Dr. Ashish Nagpal conducts a special OPD of patients requiting corneal transplant each last Thursday of the month at the hospital. There is always a long cue of people needing these services which are providing completely free of cost.

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO): The Hospital performed 246 PCO interventions during this period. Once again, this is the highest extent of intervention of its kind during this period. The OPD of patient requiring this intervention is increasing day by day.

Ptryrigium: The hospital succeeded in performing 207 ptryrigium surgeries during this period. Thus the hospital succeed in conducting 2055 eye surgeries during the period which is highest so far during a any quarter.

Eye Surgeries in Earthquake Affected Area: Another landmark achievement of the Hospital is conducting eye surgeries twice a month at Bhuj, the district town of Kutch, the earthquake affected area. The response in this area is very encouraging and every time about 60 surgeries are conducted completely free of cost. People come from interior areas of Kutch district for availing this services. Most people coming for these surgeries are salt-pan workers, very poor and mostly illiterate. Most of them consider these surgeries as "God's Blessings"

Pujiuben Rathod - back to her field
Pujiuben Rathod - back to her field
Back to seeing world
Back to seeing world
Grateful to donor for the gift of sight
Grateful to donor for the gift of sight
Thanks to unknown hands of supprt
Thanks to unknown hands of supprt
Overjoyed on sight restoration
Overjoyed on sight restoration
Dispensary during the camp
Dispensary during the camp
What a great support to the needy
What a great support to the needy
A team work with community support
A team work with community support
Return of smile
Return of smile

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Eye Camp in Progress
Eye Camp in Progress

The Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital located at Bareja in Gujarat made a tremendous progress in respect of conducting eye surgeries.  During the period January to December, 2010, the Hospital conducted 6195 eye surgeries. The major achievements of the Hospital include

1. Establishing a record of conducting 103 eye surgeries on a single day which is the highest so far.

2. Organizing the eye check up camps in the tribal areas of Sabarkantha District.

3. Providing free transport facility to all the poor patients from the camp location to the Hospital and the return journey

4. Successfully introducing the system of conducting Keratoplasty completely free of cost with the active involvement and participation Retina Eye Foundation and support of Dr. Ashish Nagpal

5. Introducing the collection of eye balls as per the provisions of the Indian Organs Donation Act

6. Planning for expansion of infrastructure facilities by constructing one more floor of the eye Hospital with the support of Heart Foundation.

7. Conducting 23 Kertoplasty surgeries completely free of cost.

8. Adding one more Mini bus for expediting pick up and drop of patients from different Districts of Gujarat.

9. Seeking support of Corporates like Power Grid Corporation, ONGC & Cairn India for promoting completely free of cost eye surgeries.

Encourage from outstanding performance of the eye hospital, the target for the year 2011 has been revised to 10000 eye surgeries.

Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery
Beneficiary of Eye Surgery

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Group Photo of Beneficieries
Group Photo of Beneficieries

World Sight Day is celebrated on 2nd Thursday of October every year.  This year World Sight Day fell on 14th October.  The Gujarat State Blindness Control Programme gives Awards to different eye hospitals in different categories of achievements.  The BPA Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital at Bareja has been conferred the "BEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR HIGHEST EYE SURGERIES IN THE DISTRICT OF AHMEDABAD " by the Department of Health, Government of Gujarat.  The hospital conducted 5500 cataract surgeries in rural areas in the District in 2009-2010.  The credit for this Award goes to Mr. Dharmendrakumar Jena, the enthusiastic and extremely hard working Manager of the hospital.  Mr. Jena has a basic degree in public health and an MBA in the Management of NGO from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute.  He has developed a whole team of doctors and paramedical staff who are devoted to the prevention of blindness.  This Award is one more feather in the BPA cap.  BPA's commitment to prevention of blindness is as strong as its commitment to rehabilitation of incurable blind persons. 

 

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Blind People's Association (India)

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Bhushan Punani
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