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GIFT OF SIGHT CAMP IN HETAUDA – Report dated 12 January 2017

The gift of sight eye Camp was held at Community Eye Hospital from 7th of December 2016 to 12th of December 2016. The Gift of Sight Eye Camp was jointly organized by RC Hetauda, Community Eye Hospital. There were three remote screening camps and one local screening camp in old age home. Screening on old age home was held on 7th of December 2016, 72 patients were screened there out of which 18 patients were selected for operation and after health checkup only 13 were operated.

Talking about rural screening venues, on 9th of December 2016 Eye Screening Camp was done in Kolvi (District Bara) 2.5hrs drive from Hetauda. On 10th of December 2016 Eye Screening camp was done in Faparbari (District Makawanpur) 4Hrs drive from Hetauda. On the same day, 10th of December 2016 Eye Screening Camp was done in Gogane (District Makawanpur) 4.5Hrs drive from Hetauda. All together 1079 patients were screened from four screening camps and 205 cataract were found and 163+1 (one patient was operated twice) cataract operation was done in the Community Eye Hospital, Hetauda.

In local old age home, Screening camp 72 patients were screened, 18 cataract were found out of which 13 patients were operated.

In Kolvi Screening camp 612 patients were screened, 125 cataract were found out of which 99+1 patients were operated (one patient was operated twice).

In Faparbari Screening camp 205 patients were screened, 32 cataract were found out of which 28 patients were operated.

In Gogane Screening camp 190 patients were screened, 30 cataract were found and 23 patients were operated.

Continuing the same from previous year patients having high diabetes were not operated because they may have complications on their eyes later on.

Our Rotaractors from Rotaract Club of Hetauda, Local volunteers and social workers helped in the registration and screening of the patients. Accommodation and meals were provided freely to all patients and their attendants during the pre and post-operative period. The patients were given an eye seal and medication after the operation.

This project has brought a new life to the old patients as they can see and do things again and it rightly portrays the Rotary spirit of Service above Self.


Nepal Earthquake Appeal Report – November 2016

An agreement has been reached with the Rotary Club of Hetauda, Nepal, to rebuild three schools in the area. These severely earthquake damaged schools are Suryodaya school of Sarikhet, Chandrodaya school of Kamane and Saraswati primary school of Nawalpur. Work has commenced on dismantling the damaged schools and the reconstruction work was due to have been commenced during November. An amount of A$50,000 has been transferred to the Rotary Club of Hetauda to purchase materials to commence construction.

Bruce Buxton
Manager RAWCS Nepal Earthquake appeal


One of the schools being dismantled.