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Cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, refractive error, etc., are common ailments, which often lead to vision loss if untreated. Low literacy levels, inability to afford the cost of operation as well as lack of access to specialised medical treatment, available mostly in urban centres, has resulted in rampant prevalence of blindness amongst the elderly rural poor. SAPNA has embarked on an ambitious Outreach Health Programme (OHP), wherein it aspires to provide health cover to the poor and needy in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

SAPNA collaborates with the Venu Eye Institute and Research Centre, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi, a leading eye hospital of Delhi, to hold one mobile eye screening camp on the second Friday of every month in rural areas of Alwar district. In this OPD, of the 250-300 people screened, around 40-50 patients are identified for cataract operations and transported by bus to Venu Hospital in Delhi. After operations, they are dropped back to the camp site on the third day. Medicines and spectacles are dispensed free of cost in the camp.

The Venu Charitable Society is a non profit-making voluntary organisation engaged in providing qualitative and quantitative eye care for over 30 years. It has a 3-tier eye care network, which now comprises 20-24 primary mobile eye care clinics and five satellite hospitals, and its tertiary centre is a state-of-the-art base hospital in Sheikh Sarai (South Delhi), the nerve centre of the entire organisation: the Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre.

For Eye Camps in District Alwar contact-Ramesh  (9610021916)

Proposal for Satellite Eye Hospital,Alwar

Financial Year No. Of Camp's OPD Cataract Operations Spectacles Total Expenditure(Rs.)
2012-2013 12 3447 400 1869 26177
2013-2014 13 3569 621 1490 18017
2014-2015 14 220 484 1585 289934
2015-2016 14 3738 440 1819 353581

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