80 G Certified Registered NGO of Katihar JANLAKSHYA is working on treating curable blindness in Katihar . They are doing Free Cataract Surgeries for underprivileged people. Their aim to complete 2020 free cataract surgeries for those who can not afford.
Funds will be used in organising eye cataract surgeries and organising camps to screen cataract patients.
At 8 million, India houses the 2nd highest number of blind people in the world. 80% of blindness in India is because of cataract and uncorrected refractive errors.
The reasons behind avoidable blindness run deeper than the eye diseases that cause them. They result from – and lead to – poverty, and are often accompanied by social exclusion and early death.
Janlakshya is on a mission to eliminate avoidable blindness to a level that it ceases to be a public health problem for our citizens residing in Katihar district . Janlakshya aims to achieve this through extending the reach of equitable and quality medical and surgical eye care services to the poor and needy – through active community involvement, screening camps and surgical services. All surgeries are performed with state-of-the-art infrastructure, special importance being given to sterility and quality.
At Janlakshya, community service is not just helping the underprivileged but also roping in the community to contribute to our endeavours.
Since its inception they have completed 500 cataract surgeries, 40 camps, screened 2000 people and distributed medicines to 2000 people.
Activities done by Janlakshya in Recent years :-
1. Multispeciality Free Rural Health Camps Organised .
2. Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) introduced in Katihar for the first time in January 2005 and more than 750 free operations performed.
3. More than7000 free tubectomies performed.
4. 675 free operations of various types done to BPL patients.
5. 60 candidates trained in Health Assistant/ First Aid.
6. 30 lady candidates trained in midwifery
7. 30 canddates trained in computer skill
8. 25 Poor widows supported by pension Rs 250/- monthly and cloth annually
9. Information center established and guard/guide provided for the scolars & visitors of Gogabil Lake at Amdabad and Manihari blocks of Katihar district.
10.Awareness and treatment camp for leprosy patients
11.Awareness,investigation and free treatment camp for diabetic and hypertensive patients
12.Adopted Tribal village, Marwa of Amdabad block for overall upliftment
13. Donated a boat to the adivasi community of Marwa village and maintaining it in condition till date.
14. Rendered 1 month service to the victims of Kosi flood in 2008 with sanitation, safe drinking water, edibles, jute training, medical consultation and medicines
15.Distributed relief through several camps to the flood victims in 2017.
15. Provided free medical relief and chlorine tablets to the flood victims in 2017 at several places
16. Mass scale deforming camps organized amongst the rural communities and antihelminthic tablets and syrup distributed. Hygiene and cleaning hands advocated through awareness programs.
17. Free MDT supplied to leprosy patients attending Janlakshya Hospital OPD.
18. Blankets distributed to poor rural residents of different places in Katihar during extreme cold weather for many years.
19. Peepal and Banyan saplings planted in the Gogabil lake vicinity under Environment conservation program.
20. Awareness for environmental conservation and bird protection conducted several times at village Surapar of Manihari block until Government of Bihar 's declaration of community reserve and conservation reserve and institution of ban in fishing activities for the conservation of migrant birds.
21. Released and distributed calendar on the birds of Gogabil annually since 2018.
22. Concessional medical consultation,day care services, admission and dressing facility for poor and needy patients in operation at Janlakshya hospital since 2005.
23. Upliftment of rural community through NABARD aided Dairy development project for 30 farmers with 60 cows in the concluding phase.
24. AIDS awareness and blood screening tests for HIV infection performed regularly every year.
25. Literacy program under the banner Saraswati Kendra operational for more than 8 years with free educational support to around 50 out of stream rural children. Earlier 4 such kendra were operational.
26. Planner and advertisement for awareness for water body conservation, water harvesting, adopting micro irrigation techniques promoting massive plantation regularly published in Dainik Jagaran and Hindustan newspapers.
27. Awareness for the prevention of spread of Covid-19 done through Dainik jagaran and Hindustan newspapers.
28. A free Telemedicine consultation platform for all disciplines of medicine launched under the partnership of MyPHC group for the needy patients during the lockdown period.
29. Multidisciplinary school health check up camps for children several times.
30. Ambulance service for cataract patients and referral patients.