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Covid Assistance - Eye Camps

As part of Goa Sudharop’s continuing Covid Assistance in Goa which began in April 2020, we are pleased to organize free eye camps for below poverty line people who cannot afford basic travel to go to doctors and pay for medical care. The first eye camp was held on December 6th in Orlim. Other eye camps will follow in Varca, Cormona, Quepem, Paroda and Canacona. These eye camps are organized and led by Irene Almeida and the Goa Sudharop volunteer team in Goa. Fifty-two residents of Orlim and the surrounding villages were successfully helped on December 6th.

Eye Camp held on Valentine's Day in Dabel

Goa Sudharop extended its COVID outreach with another Eye Camp on February 14, 2021. Eye camps are held in Goa but rarely in remote places. During these COVID times where travel is not easy and affordable to people below the poverty line, Goa Sudharop has made a concerted effort to reach these residents and provide free access to eye care. This eye camp was held in the remote village of Dabel and for villagers in the Canacona area. Goa Sudharop’s team of medical volunteers led by Dr. Sarvesh Sawant provided excellent care with medication and spectacles and identified patients in need of surgery. Since it was Valentine’s Day, in the spirit of giving and love for the less fortunate, private well-wishers and sponsors through Goa Sudharop gifted children hampers containing stationery and treats while adults received flip flops.

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Goa Sudharop Hosts Eye Camp in Ambaulim (Qupem)

Goa Sudharop, in conjunction with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Goa, and the GOA OUTREACH COVID Relief Fund (an initiative of overseas Goans in the USA & Canada) hosted an eye camp on March 21, 2021 to provide optometry services to residents of the remote village of Ambaulim (Quepem). The eye-camp is part of Goa Sudharop’s ongoing Covid-19 assistance program and was funded by the GOA OUTREACH COVID Relief Fund to provide medical services to those who live below the poverty line and who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. These patients, most of whom had never had their eyes checked before in their life, were given free eye examinations and medical care which will greatly improve their quality of life.