Ramu can now live the simple life he always wanted.
Ramu is a senior citizen who lives in Alwar, Rajasthan. He was happy with the life he created and found his joy in the little things.
He stayed productive despite his old age by grazing cattle, looking after his son’s crops and playing with his grandchildren. This was all possible until he began to lose his eyesight because of cataract.
One day he realized that he could not see clearly with his left eye. Over time, his vision got more clouded until he could no longer do any of his daily activities. He was deeply upset as he did not know how to keep going without being able to do anything he was used to. He could not afford medical care and thought that it was the end of the road for him. *
He found his miracle through a Community Outreach Program by Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH). They diagnosed him with cataract and decided to sponsor his treatment. After a successful surgery and quality post-operative care, he returned to his village. He now enjoys a simple life grazing cattle and playing with his grandchildren.
Little things are what senior citizens live for. You can gift a senior citizen like Ramu a a chance to enjoy these little things during their last days. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
What the beneficiary gets
Cataracts are often related to the ageing process and found in older people, but they are also occasionally found in younger people. It is completely treatable but if left untreated, the person becomes totally blind. But due to poverty, many senior citizens live with blindness.
Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) conducts Community Outreach Programmes in underserved areas of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The program conducts free eye camps and surgeries for poor patients suffering from cataracts.Patients are provided with consultation, surgery, accommodation, spectacles, medicine, transportation, and follow-up treatment
By supporting this program you can help a poor senior citizen get free cataract surgery and reclaim his life.
Dr Shroff s Charity Eye Hospital
25 November, 2021
Preventing Avoidable Blindness
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital is committed to impacting Avoidable Blindness across Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. It has been delivering eye care services at the doorsteps of the underprivileged through its Tertiary hospital in Delhi and its four Secondary hospitals and 45 Vision Centers. Covid phases 1 and 2, brought us closer and made us stronger, and more responsible and caring. We innovated and made our systems and processes smarter to adapt to the environment, which may continue to have a positive impact in times to come. Our response to deal with the pandemic was swift and scientific. While the country was in complete lockdown, our quality assurance team created new SOPs and trained entire staff through video conferences; infrastructure was modified for changed patient flows and PPEs were arranged to improve staff safety. Our ‘Covid Nodal team and Quarantine team’ provides exceptional support to employees and their families who were affected by the infection.From January to June 2021, a total of 7422 eye surgeries were performed free of cost for the poor, across our various hospitals, out of which, 2027 were performed in Delhi, 900 in Alwar, 1617 in Vrindavan, 1793 in Mohammadi, 873 in Saharanpur, and 212 in Meerut.
Challenges faced and next steps
Covid posed many hurdles in delivering eye care to the masses, but we continued to provide emergency services including general anaesthesia services even during the complete lockdown. We were among the first eye hospitals in the country to start elective surgeries as soon as the lockdown ended. Covid related precautions and protocols slowed down our processes and impacted the number of people we could treat, but we carried on our work with the same enthusiasm. Many partners, including GiveIndia, came forward to support us for the extra burden of Covid related items for the safety of our patients and staff. As community camps had been stopped, we started getting patients through our vision centres and walk-ins at our hospitals. In some areas, we also started door to door screening of the patients. Our pediatric work suffered as schools closed down.Our goal for the next six months is to steadily increase our work and achieve greater numbers of eye surgeries to prevent avoidable blindness.
Stories from the ground
Taran, a young boy, belonging to a very poor family from Vrindavan, who was already one-eyed, was at the brink of complete blindness, as his seeing-eye had developed Cataract and Glaucoma. He came to us through a vision centre near the hospital. As it was very imperative to do his twin surgeries for Cataract and Glaucoma, he was brought to Delhi, where he was first tested for Covid and other parameters and then operated upon. After the surgeries, during his check-up the next day, it was a matter of joy for the doctors and his father that Taran had started seeing; his cataract had been removed and he was also operated on for Glaucoma. He was in smiles and looked very happy, which gave us tremendous satisfaction.His vision will gradually improve in the coming days and he will become self-dependent for his daily chores.
23 March, 2021
Helping someone see!
Cataract remains by far the biggest cause of blindness in India. And the rural poor and marginalized are the most affected. Lack of awareness, geographic barriers, economic barriers, lack of infrastructure and lack of trained personnel, all contribute to the backlog that India combats.
The human eye is an amazing organ; you get to see things, you get to distinguish many colors and shapes even in the dimmest light. But, things can go awry when this organ malfunctions. One such problem is called cataract, which is very common among the elderly.
Imagine yourself, when you are out with the surrounding lights too bright and glaring for your eyes to bear whilst the colors are not as bright as they should be. N
This is an example of problems faced by people with cataract every day. Unfortunately, this is only an early symptom of cataract, which if untreated can get worse, and eventually result in the tragic loss of vision and function of the eyes.
Eyesight is one of the greatest blessings God has bestowed upon us.
Fortunately, cataract is curable. At the early stage of cataract, any visual aid like glasses is enough to improve vision. Surgical procedures are options to be considered if the visual aid fails to help. The procedure removes the clouded lens and replaces it with artificial ones.
However, not everyone can afford to undergo surgery as it involves a large amount of money. Those who are less fortunate are at risk of losing their eyesight, permanently.
Across the network of Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, routine screening camps are conducted in their catchment area and ensured optimum post operative vision is served to the people.
With the help of our supporters we are serving the community and help them see and live a life with dignity.
19 November, 2019
Care and support being provided
Care and support being provided
22 July, 2019
Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital is known for its quality conscious community service with a special focus on poor people belonging to underprivileged section of society. SCEH screens the patients through various means like camps, vision centres, walk-in OPD’s at hospitals etc. and provide end to end service to its patient from pick and drop from patients native place to free surgeries and follow-ups. The quality of service provided to our free patients is same as we provide to our paid patients.
The patients, who are identified through our network of hospitals out of Delhi, are brought to our tertiary centre at Delhi for surgeries where we have super specialty pediatric eye care facilities. The patients are provided with transportation facilities with free food and stay at our hospital.
Story from the field
For all the Indians living below poverty line, there is practically no hope if they were to develop a health problem. Quality eye care is a distant reality for such people, and they often live a life with partial vision, which makes them unproductive and miserable.
35 years young widow; Anita lost her husband due to tuber-culosis 6 months back. But that did not deter her will power to raise her 5 children; she is the sole earning member with a low family income. She is living in a small village in Mohammdi, U.P. Working as a house help, could only help earn Rs 1500 per month.
One of our staff informed us when she first came to the hospital she was bare foot, she could not even manage of getting a pair of rubber slippers. Because of deteriorating vision her work started getting affected. Her employers started shouting at her when she could not perform household activities properly due to which many sacked her from the job. With a passage of time she lost vision in one eye and became dependent on single eye for daily chores. She could not be treated earlier due to poverty and lack of awareness.
Fortunately she came in contact with hospital through one of our local NGO partners, after having an initial eye check up at camp she was referred to our secondary hospital, Mohammdi, U.P. where a diagnosis of Cataract was made by our expertise, she was advised cataract surgery.
After the surgery she is very happy and grateful to her supporters and well wishers who have given her NEW VISION...NEW LIFE...NEW HOPE. She is now confident of earning more and giving a best life to her children.
With your support, her vision has been restored to 6/18 which is expected to improve more over a period of time.
It’s really sad to see health problems getting noticeable until they get worse, with your support our hospital is putting up best efforts to reach out as many people as we can so even their eye problems gets detected and cured timely.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||9000|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||4500|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Delhi/U.P|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||108000000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||1080000000|
23 May, 2019
Our mission to make a lasting impact on the eradication of blindness and deafness in India by providing quality to all sections of the society.
Till November 2018 we have done 2010 free cataract surgeries at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi Branch through camps, vision centers and walk in.
Struggling hard to make ends meet which include work, cost of living, and family life. It is difficult for them to bear the cost of their treatment as most of the people who comes for the treatment are laborer working as a construction workers, helpers etc.
By serving the poor in the community our objective is to make a lasting impact by providing them a independent life with better vision.
Story from the field
Norti Devi is a 55 year old woman belonging to Manakpur village of Thanabhawan Block, Saharanpur, UP. Having been blinded by cataract for over a year, she could not see much, everything was blurred. She could not get herself checked by an eye specialist due to her poor financial conditions and non availability of eye care facilities in nearby areas. Hers was a huge family of eight. She had lost her husband years back, and her three sons working as laborers were earning very little, which could fulfill only the daily needs of the family.Performing her activities at home, taking care of her family and her grand children had become a big task for her. Cooking, the thing she loved doing the most, became a tough job. She had difficulty in chopping vegetables, could hardly differentiate between the spices. She also could not recognize people at a distance and had to be escorted by someone if she had to go out. And because of all this she disliked going out and mingling with the people. Ignorant villagers would pull her leg by calling her blind and she detested it. All this had made her life a big mess. As if God heard her prayers, she came to know about the free eye screening camp and decided not to give it a miss. She was escorted by her daughter in law on the day of the camp. The primary eye screening was done and she was identified as a patient for cataract surgery. When she was told about the requirement for surgical intervention, at first she opposed citing financial reasons. But when she learned that the surgery would not cost her a penny she was overjoyed. She was operated for her cataract which took place in our Saharanpur branch. After she was operated she was very delighted to get clear vision back. She joyously recalls that wonderful moment when her bandage was removed. Her uncontrollable smile spoke a thousand words. Soon she started moving around independently without relying much on her family. She remarked, “ I am happy I will now be able to cook delicious and tasty meals for my family and cherish those moments of togetherness once again, I am grateful to Thanabhawan Vision Center which has totally changed my life, and I will keep on recommending SCEH to all my friends and family.”
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||2010|
|Village/City/State where project is located||delhi|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||18000000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||18000000|