Gift joy of sight to a senior citizen by Voluntary Health Association of Tripura

Gift joy of sight to a senior citizen

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From darkness to light, Kalipada gets his eyesight back

Kalipada Roy is an 80 year old resident of Amtali, Tripura. After the death of his wife, his sons moved out and he lives alone. Due to financial constraints, when he started suffering from loss of vision in his right eye he resigned to his fate of blindness.

He was referred to the VHAT eye camp but was hesitant. After counseling by the volunteers, he agreed to attend the camp. He was diagnosed with a cataract and was assured support. He was provided with free surgery, accommodation, food, transport and post-operative follow up as well. He has regained his sight completely and is able to take care of himself independently.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Surgery
Eye Care
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Program Description

Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT) works for the promotion of health in the state of Tripura. VHAT runs an eye hospital on the outskirts of Agartala city.A preliminary examination at the camp in rural areas in and around Agartala identifies people with cataract who are eligible to undergo surgery.

Shortlisted patients undergo further tests to check other parameters like blood sugar, blood pressure etc. If required after initial tests, advanced tests like ECG are done as well. Cataract surgery is performed on selected patients. After post-operative observation, patients are discharged with medication, dark glasses and follow up appointments for review. Two camps are held per week. The hospital houses about 15 beds to cater for the patients.

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About The NGO

Voluntary Health Association of Tripura
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Voluntary Health Association of Tripura

VHAT started as a state-level network of NGOs within the state of Tripura with the aim to build the capacity of the member organizations as well as the different sectors of the society. In 2015-2016 Mr.Benudhar Acharya was the President of VHAT. He is working as an Officer in State Bank of India. But since his student life, he has had a great interest in the welfare activities.

He formed an organization named Bodhan Social Welfare Organization in his hometown Kowhai. The organization has been working for the promotion of health and environment status, primary education, empowerment of the downtrodden, gender equity and promotion of care and support for the children in need. VHAT initiated their Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in a few blocks of west and south districts of Tripura in 2007.

Anwesha Child Protection Centre (ACPC) was registered under the Juvenile Justice Act on August 1, 2011. They work to achieve the goal of making health a reality for the people of Tripura.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sreelekha Ray

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cataract | health

location of work
Location of Work
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Tripura

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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