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
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.
Support this program to help a poor senior citizen regain vision and be independent.