Having strived for 18 years to treat avoidable blindness, the trustees after much contemplation and discussion among themselves decidedthat Vebart Trust must initiate some programme to address the root cause to Prevent Blindness. After further deliberation the Trustees decided to take up “Eye Care in Children”, as a project.
It is very disherting to know that several children are either visually handicapped principally are blinded due to refr5active errors. India has 407 million children below 16 years of age ( 40% of population). Globally about 19 million children under age of 15 are visually handicapped while in India 1.4 million are visually blind. About 60-70 % have either preventable or treatable blindness.
Thus,“Mohsin School Health Eye Care Project”(managed by Vebart Trust) came into existence in 2017. For this project Mohsin Brothers Foundation contributed Rs. 15,00,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Lakhs only) in memory of late Sri Kasim S. Mehdi.
For effective implementation VEBART Trust sought the cooperation of Visakha Eye Hospital by entering into an MOU with Visakha Eye Hospital Trust .Visakha Eye Hospital being one of the leading hospital in Andhra Pradesh having state of the art facility and highly experienced and dedicated team of Doctors and Optometrists to provide quality care through best practices and procedures.
Mohsin School Health Eye Care Project currently have two independent teams withvehicles, equipment and technical staff who visit Govt. & Govt. aided schools in the districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & Anakapalli. These school screening camps are conducted with prior intimation to the Head Masters of respective schools.DEO
After screening, we provide spectacles to correct Refractive errors&treatment for other ailments/defects. Those children diagnosed with Ophthalmological disorder needing further treatment and/or surgery are referred to the base hospital i.e. Visakha Eye Hospital - All Free of Cost.
This we believe would go a long way in preventing blindness and thereby improving the quality of life as a child and in adulthood.
|Financial year 2018||Since Inception|
|No. of School Screening Camps||154||294|
|No. of Children Screened||28297||61332|
|No. of Surgeries Done||7||7|
|No. of Spectacles given||897||2037|
As this is a daunting task which requires huge resources in terms of finance and manpower, we seek the continued support and co-operation of the local NGO’s, Corporates, Social Organisations and Public at large. The response has been very encouraging and this motivates us to strive harder for the cause.