TRIBAL EYECARE PROJECT VVRCWA – DRUSTI EYE HOSPITAL & AP RIGHT TO SIGHT SOCIETY (DFID 2007 – 2010 ). EYE CARE TO UNREACHED. AREA OF OPERATION : .
VVRCWA – DRUSTI EYE HOSPITAL &
AP RIGHT TO SIGHT SOCIETY
(DFID 2007 – 2010 )
AREA OF OPERATION :
3 Inaccessible Tribal MandalsChintapalli, G.K.Veedhi, KoyyuruMandals of Paderu Tribal Division of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh State In India.
Tribal people live in small settlements in the densely forest region with hilly terrain with poor transport facilities. The people are illiterate, practice native medicines. cultural beliefs like doing rituals / poojas under guidance of village godman sacrifice animals for ailments
TRIBAL GROUPS :
BhagatValmiki, Kondhu, Kondadora and live on forest produce, coffee plantation agriculture.
NEEDLESS AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS:
Corneal ulcers cataract (Smile / Congenital/ Refractive Errors Children are becoming amblyopic due to untreated congenital cataract / uncorrected refractive errors.
Consultation with officials of Integrated Tribal Developments Agency (ITDA) with participation of local tribal communities. Peoples representatives, tribal community leaders. ( Eye Care Is Every Ones Business)
CAMP VENUE :
Main sandy village surrounded by cluster of small habitations community hall, school, anganwadi centre.
Sandy day when tribal people on hill tops gather to purchase commodities.
Wide publicity Given 2 To 3 Days. Prior to Camp. Pre Camp Awareness. Meeting, on day to Camp on Eye Health, Nutrition, Modern Medicine for Eye Aliments, Social Stigmas, Superstition.
PRE -CAMP PUBLICITY :
SQUARE TYPE ARRANGEMENTS:
Registration – V/A , Refraction Slit Lamp, Examination – Direct
Ophthalmoscope copy – Dispensing Medicine - ExIt.
Good at work, ,can read news papers
Good at Studies
Better Relief From Pains No Loss Of Vision.
No Escort, Tare Care Of House.
No Escort And Independent Living.
To Achieve Goals of Vision 2020, Active Eye Care Interventions are Still Needed is Accessible Areas Stong Need for Establishment of Vision Centre At ChintapalliMandal of Paderu Tribal Hills Division of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra pradesh State Of India.