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1500 IOL Surgery


RC Purulia has completed several Matching Grants in last few years currently working on MG#75628 (1000 IOL Surgeries). RC Purulia is working in the field of Eye Care since its inception in the year 1968 at Purulia, a backward district of West Bengal (India)with a population of 2,535,516 persons. RC Purulia is running two eye hospital of its own - one at Purulia town and other in a village about 30 kms away from the town.

The purpose is to cure blindness due to Cataract in Purulia. India is now 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 surgery. This project is one small step towards serving this need of the community. Rotarians with active participation of Rotary Club of Purulia Service Centre, managed by Rotary Club of Purulia, will organize Eye Check up camps and successfully conducted 1500 IOL operations. The average cost IOL operation per candidate is Rs. 900/- including the following:

* Rural Eye screening camp is to be organized by the help of Rotarians.

* Screen over 10000 people at Eye Camps and identify at least 1500 eligible patients for IOL surgeries.

* To and fro transportation of the patients.

* Fooding, lodging & IOL implantation to selected patients.

* Providing dark glasses & eye guard.

* Providing Medicines to the operated patients.

This project it will take one to two years to complete from the date of receipt of grant funds.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Purulia

District: 3291

Primary Contact: Ajit Kumar Sarawgi


Check all projects from: [District 3291] [Purulia Rotary Club] [Ajit Kumar Sarawgi]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Gislaved

District: 2380

Primary Contact: Rtn Stig-Ove Ljungqvist


Check all projects from: [District 2380] [Gislaved Rotary Club] [Rtn Stig-Ove Ljungqvist]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Purulia


District 3291 DDF


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Gislaved


District 2380 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #78518.

<12-Jul-12> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<16-Jan-13> by Rtn. Ajit Kumar Sarawgi
The project is ongoing and the required documents has been sent to TRF for their necessary action.

<16-Jan-13> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<16-Jan-13> System Entry
TRF Grant Number assigned: 78,518.

<2-Apr-13> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<4-Nov-13> by Ajit Kumar Sarawgi
The project is on the move. About 700 IOL implimentation have been done by the two hospitals of Rotary Club of Purulia - Rotary Club of Purulia Service Centre & Rotary Lalpur Eye Hospital.

<16-May-14> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".