Operation Vision





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Kolkata

Total Budget: $50,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

India is home to the world's largest number of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. 75% of these are cases of avoidable blindness. Eastern India accounts for about 2 million victims of blindness. However about 1.7 million sightless people can be cured by a simple Intra Ocular Lens implant surgery. Rural people suffer and are helpless. Cataract IOL surgeries will Restore Sight to the previously blind person. Those who suffer due to BLINDNESS which was PREVENTABLE will be able to go back to work and earn their living to feed, clothe and shelter their family for the rest of their life;

People in rural South 24 Parganas coming to the Eye Check up camps would be made aware of proper health & hygiene & sanitation towards avoidance of specially water born diseases.

restore their self dependance, dignity &/or live a better life.

Please view - http://theasiandestination.com/2013/05/12/would-you-turn-a-blind-eye/

The Project is for giving VISION to 2500 rural poor people who suffer with AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS - CATARACT through an IOL cataract surgery at the seven Rotary managed Eye Hospitals in RID 3291.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3291

Rotary Club of: Central Calcutta

Primary Contact: Binod Khaitan

Email: binodkay@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Central Calcutta (3291)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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History Log Entries


System Entry

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by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Project dropped by Philippe Lamoise.

Reason for dropping: Dropped at the request of Binod Khaitan.

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