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   India - Ludhiana

Rotary Eye Care


The grant budget will be used to buy a Fundus Camera used to detect retinal problems among diabetic and hypertensive patients and a Green Laser to treat Diabetic Retinopathy which if not treated leads to Permanent Blindness. The project will take place in a charitable hospital at Ludhiana, Punjab,India which is already supported by Rotary through various other projects.The community at large will be benefitted especially the poor who are unable to get this diagnose and treatment at private hospitals which are charging very high and is out of the reach of the poor.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Ludhiana Central

District: 3070

Primary Contact: Harish Singla


Check all projects from: [District 3070] [Ludhiana Central Rotary Club] [Harish Singla]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Torrey Pines (La Jolla)

District: 5340

Primary Contact: Philippe Lamoise


Check all projects from: [District 5340] [Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club] [Philippe Lamoise]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Ludhiana Central


District 3070 DDF


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla)


Additional Rotary Clubs/Districts

Blindness Prevention Donor Advised Fund (DAF)


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2007-08 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #65200.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Sam Rienstra (

<6-Jun-07> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<12-Jun-07> System Entry
This project qualifies for a $2,000 contribution from the Blindness Prevention Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

<3-Jul-07> System Entry
Pledge of $7,500 by Philippe Lamoise of the Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla), District 5340.

<13-Jul-07> by Walt Schloer
Letter of Intent sent from BP-DAF

<28-Nov-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Club signatures collected. Grant application ready to be processed by District 5340 DGSC.

<29-Nov-07> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<29-Nov-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Application bounced back because of a missing report for project #61203 (D-548). A final report was submitted for this project, but there are still questions to answer.

<4-Dec-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Project #61203 is now closed, so this project is being resubmitted.

<4-Dec-07> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<20-Dec-07> by Brennan Pate
Julia Clark from TRF requested the following to complete the application:
Project Description: Please state what hospital will be receiving the purchased equipment and why this equipment in particular is necessary.
Itemized Budget: Please provide proforma invoices for all budget equipment.

<21-Dec-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Responses provided by Harish Singla. Julia Clark is forwarding the application for approval.

<4-Feb-08> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<3-Mar-08> by Harish
The contribution and the matching grant papers have already been sent to TRF last week.

<26-Mar-08> by Philippe Lamoise
$7,500 contribution from Torrey Pines, and signed agreement form sent to TRF.

<26-Mar-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Walt Schloer confirmed that the BPDAF contribution has been sent to TRF in February.

<29-Apr-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Julia Clark confirms that this project has been forwarded for payment.

<13-May-08> by Harish
Grant Fund were received today

<28-May-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Due to the fluctuations of the exchange rate, the price of the equipment has gone up. Julia Clark has authorized us to have the hospital cover the shortfall, provided the money transits through the project account.

<16-Jun-08> by Harish
The equipment has been ordered and funds have been remitted to Germany and the equipment will reach us in next 4 weeks and project will be completed by July 31,2008

<17-Sep-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Final Report for this project uploaded to the website.

<19-Nov-08> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".