REI has been organizing free eye camps in and around South Gujarat since its inception in 1977. Today, we have extended our reach to various corners of Gujarat to reach out to people who are in need of quality, affordable eye care services.
Since 2001, REI has been conducting screening camps at Makhatrana, Moti Virani and other places in Kutch, with the kind support of Dr Veljibhai Patel. Till date, we have screened more than 10,000 patients suffering from various eye diseases and operated around 1,100 patients at different places including Nakhatrana, Bhuj, Virani, Gandhidham and Dayapor. Today, REI provides eye care services – diagnostic as well as operative, once a month at Devashish Hospital, Nakhatrana, Bhuj.
Since January 2004, Team REI has been visiting Ambaji, a holy town situated in North Gujarat. Till date, we have treated more than 7,000 patients and operated nearly 1,000 patients for different eye surgeries at various places near Ambaji including Beda, Posina, Podalia and Swargarohan Ashram, Ambaji.
South Gujarat Region
Being situated in South Gujarat, REI has been doing extensive work in this region. We have organizing free screenings and have conducting eye surgeries in various towns including Vyara, Bajipura, Kapura, Uchchhal & Nizar. Till date, we operated more than 4,000 patients in and around Vyara. Every year more than 1000 free surgeries are being performed through various grants and donations in this area.
With the support and co-operation of followers of Shree Shankargiri Maharaj of Gangapur, free eye camps have been organized twice a year (in the month of January and August), to help the needy patients of the Gulbarga district since 2009. Till date, we organized four free eye camps at Shree Shankargiri Math, Gangapur and one camp at Swami Ram Tirth Ashram, Dist. Jamnagar. Since August 2009 till date, REI has treated more than 1,500 patients and operated around 450 patients for different eye surgeries in Karnataka.
Rajasthan has tribal population of 54,74,881, which forms 12.44 percent of the total population of the state. A quality eye care facility is also a major concern in the tribal areas of Rajasthan. In the year 2009, we organized first free eye camp at Shreenathji, a holy place of Hindus in the month of December with the support of Shree Mangal Murti Seva Sansthan, Nathadwara. Since then, we have been organizing eye camps at various places including Molela, Nathadwara, Shreenathji and Hirapur. Till date, we have treated more than 3,000 patients and operated more than 350 patients in Rajasthan.
During June 1993 to May 1995, we screened more than 500 patients and operated around 200 patients at Dondaicha in Dhule district of Maharashtra.
For over a decade, REI has been reaching out to needy patients in the state of Madhya Pradesh. We have organized free eye camps in various parts of Madhya Pradesh including Khandava, Mohan Kheda, Meghnaga and Thandla. Till date, REI has treated 4,700 patients and operated 1,100 patients in Madhya Pradesh.