NEW EYE HOSPITAL SERVING INDIA'S POOREST

by John Miles in India

NEW EYE HOSPITAL SERVING INDIA'S POOREST

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by June 17th 2019 at 12:15pm

THE EXISTING HOSPITAL IS 5000 SQ FT AND CANNOT COPE WITH THE DEMANDS FOR EYE CARE FROM THE LOCAL POOR. THE NEW HOSPITAL OF 30000 SQ FT WILL

by John Miles in India

Sadly there are some 50 million poor in the developing world who cannot afford the eye care, such as cataract operations, which they are desperately in need of. 

I have supported a number of hospitals in India and elsewhere who provide such care. 

These hospitals are run by volunteers. 

Each hospital has a business plan which ensures financial sustainability while offering the highest quality medical service. 

Famously they can provide a cataract operation (IOL) for just £15.

The existing Joynagar eye hospital in West Bengal is at full capacity and urgently needs larger premises.

While Rotary International in the UK and elsewhere have pledged to fund the cost of all the new surgical equipment required, it cannot fund building costs.

The 30,000 sq ft new build will go on to land owned by the Joynagar Hospital Trust and will cost £500,000.

(£17 per sq ft!!)

Charitable organisations in Taiwan, Singapore and India itself have already pledged £307,000.

The United Kingdom has been asked to contribute towards the shortfall of £193,000!!

The new hospital will be able to assess up to 100,000 patients per annum and provide up to 10,000 cataract operations each year in addition to providing other eye care services.

PLEASE DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN AND ENABLE A FELLOW HUMAN BEING TO SEE ONCE AGAIN!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A named mention on our wall of fame which will be sited at the new hospital

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Small cuddly teddy bear with charity name sash


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