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Aravind eye hospital, madurai

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Aravind eye hospital, madurai

  1. 1. Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai In Service for sight Group 8
  2. 2. Agenda• Blindness Problem• Aravind Eye Hospital – Aravind Eye care System – Sequence of getting services at Aravind• Components of service• Success/ failure measurements• Generalizing the framework
  3. 3. Blindness Problem In India1992• 30 million blind people all over the World• 12 million in India – 95% due to cataract related2000• 18.7 million blind people – 9.7 million blindness cases related to Cataract- related2010 -2020• 24.1 million by 2010• 31.6 million by 2020 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11804362
  4. 4. Aravind Eye Hospital• Founded by Dr. G. Venkataswamy in 1976. – 20 bed hospital and 3 doctors• 70 beds in 1978• 250 beds in 1981• 1992 – 240 hospital staff, 30 doctors, 120 nurses, 60 admin personnel, 30 others.
  5. 5. Aravind Eye Care System Eye Care Facilities (Aravind Eye Hospitals) Community Outreach Lions Aravind Institute of Programs Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) MISSION:Education & Training To eradicate needlessAravind PG Institute of blindness by providing Making technology Ophthalmology appropriate affordable compassionate and high (Aurolab) quality eye care for all Telemedicine Research Aravind Medical Research Foundation Eye Bank Rotary Aravind International Eye Bank
  6. 6. Service Sequence at Aravind Eye Hospital Vision Preliminary Registration Recording Examination Tear Duct Testing of Refraction Test Function Tension Final Examination
  7. 7. Features of Service Operations• Building volume through community outreach – Hence realizing economies of scale• Human resources and training – Most of the doctors and nurses and other personal are trained from scratch internally• Technology development – Lenses and instruments to operate – Aurolab for lenses and medication• Exporting the eye care model – 231 eye hospitals work on its model (188 in India and 43 elsewhere)
  8. 8. Constraints in turning up for examinationCauses of not turning up Percentage Remedies being usedStill have vision , however diminished 26 Camps at peoples reachCannot afford food and transportation 25 Camp sponsoredCannot leave family 13 Patients transported inFear of surgery 11 Groups supported by volunteersNo one to accompany 10Family opposition 5Others 10
  9. 9. Success/ failure• Tamil nadu census 2001 – 370,031 cataract surgeries were done in 2001-2002 – Government Hospitals -7.17% – Eye Camps -10.16% – Private clinics -7.86% – Nonprofit organization -74.82%• Figures for other states – Andhra Pradesh (79.7%) – Orissa (79.3%) – Maharashtra (71.5%) “Achievements under Cataract Blindness Control Project: 1994-2002”, NPCB-India, Quarterly
  10. 10. Statistics 1980-2005
  11. 11. Income expense 1983-2006
  12. 12. Problems in generalization• Obtaining appropriate technology at LOW cost• Achieving economies of scale• Patient education problems

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