CASH is being raised to try and make an eye clinic in India permanent.
Members of Warwick Rotary Club, friends and family have helped rotarian Bill Jaspal to raise the necessary cash to travel to his home town in Chabawal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab to set up the clinic.
This will be the second clinic Bill has organised, after setting up a successful clinic back in 2019.
Over 500 patients attended for treatments ranging from providing glasses and replacement lenses, to those requiring more complex hospital procedures.
Transport was also provided to and from approximately 30 other villages.
The experience highlighted the need for medical attention for a wider audience and range of eye conditions, and Bill was keen to return to help the many who do not have the funds to access healthcare.
The clinic will be set up in the communal area of the local Gurdwara in Chabawal. Bill has arranged with the leader of the 25 local town councils to administer the project including promotion of the camp and transport for people to attend for assessment, treatment and follow up care.
The medical services are being provided by the Akal Eye Hospital, in Jalandhar, Punjab.
The initial funding of £15,000 has been raised, but if rotarians could reach £20,000 to £25,000 then more people can be treated, and provision made for an ongoing service.
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/eyeclinicproject2023