An Indoeuropean Project in Noida was launched in June 2010 by Tirupati Eye Centre, Noida for the benefit of the poor and rural population. This Project is called “Mobile Unit for Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and AssociatedComplications in Rural Uttar Pradesh”. In this Project a mobile hospital has been designed with world class equipments for treatment of diabetic eye diseases including lasers to give a doorstep treatment in semi urban and rural areas of Uttar Pradesh where this treatment facility is not available and not affordable.
This project covers 5 districts of Uttar Pradesh (Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Bulandshahr and Aligarh) which are visited by our mobile clinic equipped with best of equipments for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Screening and treatment is provided at a nominal cost to patients who can afford to pay and free in those who cannot afford.
The project is executed by Tirupati Eye Centre, Noida, a Super specialty medical centre with a dedicated Retinal clinic and Tirupati Charitable Trust, a Vision health centered NGO.
Keeping in mind the cost and logistical hurdles of duplicating the sets of equipment required in many remote locations, the project has designed a mobile van with diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to act as a mobile hospital for treatment of patients who have problems in eye because of diabetes.
Main Goals of the Project :
- Provide World Class Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment locally, aim to minimize treatment related travel to less than 50 KM for patients against the current average travel of over 200 KMs. In the target districts of our project there are only 3 centers providing DR treatment covering a population of 14.4 million The mobile unit will have 25 regular halts every month.
- Reduce the