Project #4915

Seeing is Believing

by Blind People's Association (India)
Sep 5, 2011

Seein Believing Project goes nature way

A case of successful cataract surgery
A case of successful cataract surgery

State Bank of India donates 2 Solar Water Heating Systems: The State Bank of India has come forward to donate 2 solar water heating systems for the eye hospital. These 2 systems of 1000 litre and 500 litre capacity would be installed soon. These systems would be inauguarated by the Managing Director of the SBI on 13th Septemebr, 2011. Thus the eye hospital will use the solar energy for availing the hot water. As Ahmedabad is has temperate climate with full sun rays available for more than 320 days, the solar system would be able to provide hot water almost during all the days. This would enable the hospital to save money on electricity being used for heating water. Thus the hopital contributes towards "Green Movement" of saving scarce resources.

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2011

(June-2011 to August 2011)

S.N  Name of the procedure  Number of Surgeries

1        Cataract                          1377

2        AGS (Glaucoma)                  8

3        Chelezion                           21

4        Keratoplasty                         2

5        Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO) 342

6        Ptryrisium                         241

7        Squint                                  1

Total                                        1992

(One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety Two Only)

During 1st of June to 31st of August 2011 a total number of 1992 patients had undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, a unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 1377 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period (1st of June to 31st of August 2011) 62 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where more than 10,000 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 923 patients were identified as cataract and 598 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.  

Retinal Unit - a Step Forward: The Power Grid Corporation, the most leading public sector company, has agreed to provide support for starting retinal unit at Bareja. The unit will be started by the end of September, 2011.  As numbers of diabetic patients are increasing day by day the unit will be beneficial for the patients with diabetic retinopathy.

The hospital has increased the number of days of general OPD from 3 days to 6 days (Monday to Saturday) keeping in view the need of the old age community coming for eye checkup having other health complications as well. The eye hospital will thus provide services of general OPD to needy and disserving community at affordable or free of cost.

Surgery enhances vision
Surgery enhances vision
One again she can see her world clearly
One again she can see her world clearly
Grateful to donors for the gift of sight
Grateful to donors for the gift of sight
Thanks for enabling me to perform my daily duties
Thanks for enabling me to perform my daily duties
Wow shall be back to my village with better sight
Wow shall be back to my village with better sight
Outreach Camp - a regular feature of eye hospital
Outreach Camp - a regular feature of eye hospital



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Organization Information

Blind People's Association (India)

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bhushan Punani
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
$66,074 raised of $72,200 goal
788 donations
$6,126 to go
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