Social Services

Community outreach for eye care by reaching to unreached

Free eye hospital (near Marwar college Gorakhpur), all OPD consultation completely free to everyone, not even a registration fee, most of the cataract surgeries are done free. Comprehensive eye care in community with special attention to children and women

Name of NGO : Raj Eye Hospital (unit of Raj Healthcare society)
Profit status : Not for Profit
Life member VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – IAPB (The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness)
Address : 89, Cantt Road, Chhatra Sangh Crossing, Gorakhpur, 273001, Contact No.: 993565799, 8840524356, Anil9988@gmail.com, rajeyehospital@gmail.com , www.rajeye.com
Date of establishment: 4th Jan 1990

Registration as society (not for profit): 25th Jan 2007
Project director and Secretary of the society: Dr Anil Kumar Srivastava (Ophthalmologist )
Contact No.: 993565799, email: anil9988@gmail.com
Manager outreach: D D Dwivedi, 8840524356, rajeyehospital@gmail.com
General manager : D K Srivastava, 9450966411, rajeyehospital@gmail.com
Total number of staff more than 100 including 8 Ophthalmologists
Total number of trainee students more than 50 for optometry, optical, pharmacy, nursing,lab

Ambulance : one
Other vehicle : one
Number of hospitals: 2 (one apex hospital as tertiary centre with almost all; subspecialties and one community hospital treating more than 70,000 patients per year in the hospital plus many thousands in eye camp. Raj Eye Hospital aims to eradicate treatable blindness by reaching to unreached with world class eye care system and network of apex center, district level hospitals, OPD clinics as vision centers supported by mobile clinic on wheels.


Objective

Provide eye care where it is very much needed but uptake is poor due to poverty, lack of awareness or non-availability of eye clinics. (a)Provide eye care of highest 'Quality' to all segments of society.
(b) Provide free or subsidized treatment to those who cannot afford it.
(c) Encourage and strengthen teaching and training programs along with super specializations to Doctors, Ophthalmic Assistants, management and supportive human resource, through ongoing research and academic activities.
(d) Propagate the concept of 'Quality' Eye Care amongst professionals.
(f) Rendering outreach ophthalmic services in remote villages.
(g) Create community awareness about eye health problems.
(h) Contribute for the success of National Program for Control of Blindness.
(i) Prepare Ophthalmic Assistants/Paramedics/Ophthalmologists through teaching courses.
(j) Enhancing eye bank and keratoplasty services.
k) epidemiological research to know the facts about eye care in society, availability and requirement of vision care services.
(l) advocacy for improvement in eye care system through policy and planning


Community Eye care Pyramid

Loss of sight can be the greatest tragedy next to death, yet hundreds of thousands of people in India are suffering from blindness. Participation by the public is the urgent cry in this mission of restoring vision. The hospital began with the motivation and inspiration to serve those people who are deprived of quality eye treatment owing to their economic / geographical constraints.
Apex centre: Raj Eye Hospital at Gorakhpur - with state of the art, modern facilities at par with the international standard.
Urban eye hospital: Raj Eye Hospital in peripheral cities- at least one in a district with surgical set up.
Raj eye clinic: OPD facility supported by optometrists daily and Doctors on visit, mostly at block level
Raj eye Vision centres: OPD facility supported by optometrists, at grass root level all health workers like asha, optometrists, doctors in eye care and other specialties are communicated about free and subsidized services and are encouraged to send people requiring eye care.
Mobile Eye clinic: equipped with modern instruments for diagnosis and telemedicine, connected with apex hospital by internet.
Through this network majority of the eye problems will be corrected at village or block level only, few will need to travel at district or apex centres. They provide curative, preventive and rehabilitative care to the community along with IEC (information, education & communication) program to improve service delivery to potential patients in the community.
Our service area: Gorakhpur and surrounding districts; eastern UP and western Bihar.

Eye camp@rural usually it is done on Sunday or holidays to serve a gathering of 500 patients. Objective of the screening are to find- dry eye, refractive error, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy.
Eye camp@urban Objective of the screening are to find- dry eye, refractive error, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy in offices, factories, colony or housing society.
Eye camp@school screening Objective of the screening are to find-color vision defect, squint, refractive error, amblyopia, any other eye disease.It is done with the help of hand held auto refractor. All students detected for vision defect are referred to nearest branch of the Raj Eye Hospital with a referral card. Apart from this, free coupons are also distributed to schools, where onsite screening is not possible, for free checkup in Raj Eye Hospital.
This helps in creating a youth who are absolutely free from visual disabilities. Conducting such programs helps in eradicating eye diseases at their very onset.
Teachers and principals are requested to make eye test compulsory every year at the beginning of new session/ admission. Any school authority can contact hospital outreach department, for free school screening. (Manager outreach 8840524356, email:rajeyehospital@gmail.com)


How to support an eye camp

Who can support or sponsor an eye camp ?

Any NGO or organization, group, individual, Lions club, Rotary club, religious group, gram Pradhan, political leaders, bank , industry, hospital, any one can sponsor an eye camp with an aim of public welfare. Sponsor will pay a contribution amount of Rs 10,000/ ( INR ten thousand only )and provide support to find a large place with drinking water and toilet for camp, volunteers for local management, cleaning facility. Large school or any other building can be selected. Date should not interfere with marriage date, (LAGAN), local festivals, or any other events. The camp organizer from raj eye hospital will coordinate with sponsor. Give donation- to support free eye surgeries and corneal transplantation, on birth day and anniversary you can donate to give sight to many needy people who are suffering from vision impairment

In eye camp all patients will be seen free, poor patients will be given free medicines and free cataract surgeries. Specs will be given at a token price of Rs 100/ (mono focal) or Rs 150/ for bifocal. CSR activities for industry and other commercial establishments- corporate social responsibility can be delivered by any corporate through donation for blindness prevention or they can actively participate in multiple screening camps as a joint venture like, Free eye check-up by Raj Eye Hospital in association with XYZ Corporate


Donations

We accept donations in cheque/dd/direct account transfer In case of cheque, Beneficiary name : Raj Healthcare society, payable at Gorakhpur


Research work

Reliable population based epidemiological study regarding visual impairment in children and women and all others of eastern Uttar Pradesh, is very much necessary for planning and effective long-term preventive, curative and rehabilitative eye care services in Uttar Pradesh. These data will help to plan the ocular health India. There is a perception that 80% visual impairment is due to cataract which ignores other causes like ROP, Squint, Refractive error, colour vision defect, Amblyopia, congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma, Ptosis, visual impairment due to ocular injury, corneal opacity, congenital disorders in children and in adults -dry eye disease, refractive error, ocular injury, squint, amblyopia, Ptosis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal and macular diseases, optic atrophy.


Community outreach

Our project will provide affordable and accessible eye care in rural and remote areas, to marginalised group with special emphasis on women and children. We can narrow the gap in accessing the eye care by using mobile eye clinic van, equipped with onsite testing, online telemedicine for challenging cases where senior consultant in apex centre can diagnose and prescribe, dispensing of medicines and specs. Mobile van can reach to rural schools and rural areas where uptake of services is limited. Working with women’s group leaders, women health workers like Asha, female teachers, female politicians, we will be able to change the attitude towards wearing specs in women and girls. Let us ensure poverty or remote location is not a barrier to ocular health for anybody. It is interesting to know that poor vision leads to poor performance in studies, training, jobs, sports and finally it leads to poor utilization of potential, and in a natural course under performance leads to poverty. Due to poverty and lack of awareness people do not go for eye test and eye treatment which lead to visual impairment (preventable but some time permanent blindness and disability)