Give Sight to the Villagers of Mewat, Haryana.
The Deepalaya mobile health unit of Gusbethi has identified a high number of village elders in the Haryana District suffering with cataracts. Left untreated they will become blind. Deepalaya is trusted by these villagers and with funding can perform cataract operations to save their sight.
We hope to perform 100 cataract operations each month for a year
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Many of the people in this area are extremely poor, illiterate and have no access to proper medical health care. They suffer from poor diet. But they still manage to be self-reliant, cooking for themselves and tending their crops. However, if they were to loss their sight, they would become a burden to the village, reduced to living off the generosity of their neighbours who already struggle to exist. Furthermore, the blindness the exposes them to the risk of other serious injuries eg. burns.
The Community Health Programmes run by Deepalaya have focused on preventive and promotive health among rural people improving their well-being. The mobile clinics held in the villages have allowed them to identify those suffering with cataracts and in need of help. With the help of an experienced panel of surgeons who are available from Rewari/Gurgaon/Delhi on an on-call basis, cataract operations can be undertaken once a week. Post operative care services are then provided by the clinic.
To perform 100 cataract operations per month
Activities» Funding is needed to cover the operating costs of the project
Success will be measured by the number of cataract operations performed.
It will allow more villagers to remain self-reliant for longer and hopefully improve the well-being of the community as a whole.
Whilst the funding of mobile clinics in the rural area is secure, at present there is insufficient to allow the desired number of cataract operations.
Project updates will be found on the Deepalaya website and also in the annual report.
Budget - Project Cost: £2,793Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £254 Medical camp 4 camps per month, each camp £63.49 £2,539 Eye Operations 100 operations per month
The project operates in the Haryana district approx. 140 km. to the North-West of New Delhi, India.
The beneficiaries of the project will be those identified with cataracts.They live in a rural area where the literacy rate amongst females is only 18% and only 50% amongst males. There is extreme poverty and gender discrimination. There is poor infrastructure and barely sufficient safe drinking water. Child marriage and dowry are still part of daily life.
Having provided mobile clinics in this area for sometime, Deepalaya is well respected and trusted by the local people.
Read more about the Charity running this project.