Sponsor a Cataract surgery for a poor elderly person at VHAT Eye Hospital, INR 1780

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Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT) has completed another year of its journey towards 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 runs an eye hospital in the outskirts of Agartala city.

How It Works

• This Eye Hospital organizes free screening camps through field staff and volunteers in rural areas in and around Agartala.
• With the help of the local Panchayats news of the camps is spread.
• The hospital staff identify cataract patients for the surgery.
• The patients are brought to the hospital in Agartala.
• VHAT first conducts some basic tests of urine and blood.
• Some patients undergo an ECG.
• Post surgery the patient usually stays in the hospital for a night.
• Food, medicines and care are provided to each patient and they are ferried back home the next day.

• 2 – Number of camps usually held in a week
• 15 – Number of beds in the eye hospital
• 200 kms. – Distance between the rural areas and the hospital

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Pre and post operative medicines for one patient 1285.00
Subsidized food for two days 70.00
Travel cost for 4 trips to and fro during surgery & 1st follow up 425.00
Some patients contribute between 30 and 200 0.00
Unit Price 1780
Total 1780
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Kalipada Roy is 80 years old (male) .He is a resident of Amtali village, South Tripura. He has two sons; both are married & separated from him. His wife died 33 years back. Now he is alone. He cannot do other activities due to eye problem and weakness due to old age. He is also suffering from joints pain. He was suffering from right eye problems since last one year, but never visited a doctor.
Through the announcement he came to know about the VHAT eye screening camp. Initially he was not ready to come in the camp, but after counseling by the volunteers of the local NGOs, who helped in organizing the camp, he agreed to attend the camp. When she attended the camp on 06/07/10 he was diagnosed with cataract in his eyes. He has undergone surgery on 07/07/10.
After the surgery he was highly satisfied with the quality of the services he received from the eye hospital. He expressed satisfaction about the cleanliness and other services in the hospital. He thanked the Hospital staff. He emphasized on the more publicity to popularize the VHAT Eye Hospital activity

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