The primary purpose of the outreach is to identify patients’ of curable blindness. The outreach program focuses mainly on making eye care facilities accessible to many poor patients as well as overall who cannot afford eye care due to their small budgets. It also focuses on making eye care available for isolated communities, which were suffer from poor infrastructure, and a low-density population, which prohibits the lack of eye awareness and facilities.
“Outreach’ should be defined as the provision of a specialized service to a location outside the normal service catchments area of the Hospital.”
The Outreach program conducted to identify potential patients based on diagnostic camps held at various locations in and around Mumbai, enabled the Hospital to motivate, persuade, and influence these patients to undergo necessary eye treatment which otherwise would have eluded them.
The screening camps were organized for Pediatric as well as for adult peoples. Problematic patients were treated free of cost in the base hospital.
KBHB Hospital’s Outreach Department
The outreach dept were started in 1997 by the KBHB hospital’s management. The motivation behind establishing the outreach dept is from ArvindEyeHospital, Madhurai. Hospital appointed one outreach coordinator for organizing camps in communities. In First year hospital had conducted 29 Diagnostic camps from which 297 Cataract patients were operated free of cost.
Primary Eye Care Centers / Vision Centers
FOHS and KBHB Eye Hospital believes in change and timely update with positive change. Community eye check up camps is the important tool of reaching unreached population but it is temporary solution for the eye problems. FOHS is trying to provide sustainable and permanent solution for the people with eye problem but not able to reach to the hospital with setting a Primary Eye Care Centers and Vision Centers in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad Dist. The centers are fully equipped with the necessary and advanced ophthalmic equipments.
|Area||Established in||In association with||Working||Partner/Supporter||People Targeting|
|Shahapur, Thane Dist||2000||Twice in Week||JSW Foundation||400000|
|Dahanu, Thane Dist||2013||Once in Month||200000|
|Alibaug, Raigad Dist||2001||L. B. Rele Charitable Trust||Twice in Month||Jasani Trust||350000|
|Karjat, Raigad Dist||2012||Gramin Vikas Arogya Sanstha||Twice in Month||Rotary Club of Shivaji Park & Mr. Shivaji Dam||200000|
|Nagothane, Raigad Dist (Permanent Camp)||2012||Adwait Foundation||Once in Month||Rotary Club of Mandavi||200000|
|Trombay||2009||Vidya Vardhini Foundation Trust||Every Monday||Sightsavers||250000|
|Shivajinagar||2009||Stree Mukti Sanghatana||Every Tuesday||Sightsavers||500000|
|Kurla (Kamani)||2009||Shradha Pratisthan||Every Wednesday||Sightsavers||300000|
|Mankhurd||2009||Vivan Foundation||Every Thursday||Sightsavers||300000|
|Chembur||2009||Hariharputra Bhajan Samaj||Every Friday and Saturday||Sightsavers||500000|
|Govandi||2009||Samajik Sanstha Samanvay Samiti||Every Saturday||Sightsavers||300000|