Eye Care - R.A.C.E.
  R.A.C.E. - Regular And Comprehensive Eye Care to control Avoidable Blindness
  • First Free Eye Camp was conducted in 1995. Eye clinic was started in 1997.
  • Our Hospital got recognized as Base Hospital in 2002 by Government of Gujarat.
  • Appreciated by the Government in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 & 2009, 2010, 2011 and then every year.
  • Dr. Dinesh was appointed as Founder Trustee of Vision 2020 Right to Sight in 2005 and is a Executive Member of Vision 2020 Gujarat Chapter.
  • A well equipped Shantaben S. Kothari Eye Hospital was inaugurated on 27-01-08.
  • Grant of Rs 25 lacs was sanctioned for its up gradation by Government in 2008-09.
  • Approved to start Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology from 2010.
  • We wish to start Mobile Van & Sub-Center at Himmatnagar/Dungarpur by 2015-16.
  • Apart from free out-reach camps, on every Wednesday and Saturday screening of vision &  every Tuesday and Friday Cataract surgery is performed free at base hospital.
  • The ratio of free & paid treatment is 75% & 25 approximately.
  • Help Age India is one of our major donor since 1999.
  • In 2015 we are collaborating with Help Age India & Help Me See to control avoidable blindness in our target area and to make it Cataract Free & Aware Zone.
  • We work in close association of Government, National NGOs like Help Age India & local organizations like Sarjan Foundation, Angira Ashram, Red Cross, Rotary club.
  • We have performed more than 17,304 Free Cataract Surgeries till February, 2015. Year wise break up in as shown below.
Year Number of Free Cataract Surgeries Performed
2004 - 2005246
2005 - 2006234
2006 - 2007354
2007 - 20081,458
2008 - 20091,962
2009 - 20101,767
2010 - 20112,613
2011 - 20121,883
2012 - 20132,257
2013 - 20142,719
2014 - 20151,811
Total17,304


 
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