Sheila was really touched by the care and treatment received by the staff of The Hans Foundation hospital at a camp in Lansdowne. "There are neither any good doctors nor any government hospitals in Lansdowne to look after the health of the people in the region", said Sheila, and she also added that the outreach camps of THFH are a great help to their lives.
Santosh had a cataract in her left eye and has no one to look after her. She found the doctors & support staff at the The Hans Foundation Eye Care very co-operative and amiable. She had a successful surgery and was extremely happy that THF EC took care of her at such an old age.
Chain Singh lives in a rural village of Liwari which has very limited access to general health facilities. There are no government healthcare facilities in his community. He had a poor vision but was treated successfully at a camp in Liwari organised by THFH.
Bhagwan Singh was commuting with his family, when his car skid due to snow on the road and fell into the valley. The entire family had a miraculous escape from the accident and suffered only minor injuries. The whole family was treated at the Hans Foundation Hospitals.
Her cousin threw a chair at 9-year-old Kamini injuring her eye. Her father ran from pillar to post visiting different eye hospitals for his daughter's treatment. But he was shown the door because he couldn’t afford the treatment. A neighbourhood Ophthalmologist referred Kamini to The Hans Foundation Eye Care. Our in-house physician repaired her cornea and aspirated her ruptured lens. Now in the second phase, she will need corneal grafting and IOL implantation. For now, the worst is over.
Sixty five-year old Jay Singh begs for food to make a living. Facial palsy rendered his left eye open to infection and trauma. Plastic surgery at The Hans Foundation Eye Care corrected his damaged lower lid. Now he can close his left eye, and it is safe from the elements. With this happy story comes the sadness of knowing that Singh has no place to call home, and must go back to begging for food once again.
Kamla lives in a small village in Nainital. She had cataract in both eyes. Her grandson brought her to us in Haridwar after navigating a large part of the Himalayan region, hoping she could undergo cataract eye surgery. Our Ophthalmologists performed free physical exams and surgeries. Kamla can now see and her happiness knows no bounds.
Keshar Singh is an 80 year-old man full of energy and enthusiasm. He loves to talk about everything under the sun. The only thing that worries him is lack of proper healthcare in the Pauri-Garhwal district. He is suffering from an orthopaedic issue and regularly visits The Hans Foundation Hospital in Satpuli for regular health check-ups. He says that his joints are getting better and he can now climb 4 kms uphill and pays Rs 100 to the local transport facility without any hesitation just to come at the facility. He is happy now and expresses his gratitude to the hospital staff and management for bringing healthcare to the people of his district and improving his own joint problems.
A blinding trachoma which is a form of chronic conjunctivitis made Mohar’s eyelids turn inwards. The resulting eyelash-on-cornea also called the 'Windshield Wiper Effect' caused corneal scarring and blindness. To relieve Mohar of the windshield wiper effect, The Hans Foundation Eye Care Ophthalmologists performed free surgery on both his eyes. To heal his vision, the ophthalmologists are planning to perform corneal grafting, completely free of charge.
Mariam, a bride to be, lost her right eye to corneal ulcer during her childhood. The doctors at The Hans Foundation Eye Care operated on her eye, free of cost, putting in place an artificial ocular prosthesis (artificial eye). Although she cannot see with that artificial eye but the procedure has helped her in regaining her confidence and self-esteem.
Baba Bhagat Singh
Baba Bhagat Singh, a cataract blinded patient was operated at The Hans Foundation Eye Care. His vision from one eye has been restored and now that he can see again, he does not stumble and fall anymore and he can once again read the scriptures and perform daily chores. In the coming few weeks, his other eye will also be treated upon that will restore his complete vision.
Kashiram, a farmer by profession, had cataract and glaucoma in both his eyes. He belongs to a very backward rural region that lacks basic health amenities. A father to 4 children, Kashiram is the only bread earner of his family. He told us how blurred vision impeded his family's source of living and made their condition miserable. After our doctors performed surgeries on his eyes the vision improved remarkably and he his is able to work without any difficulty.