Although BPA has been running many schemes to help the clients, at times it is not possible to give the aids fully due to lack of funds and our limitations in some areas. Under these circumstances, BPA refers its needy clients to various Sources / Agencies / Hospitals for assistance as per their requirements.
This year our Referral of 144 clients to such agencies were fruitful, the details of which are as follows:
- 11 clients were referred to Government, BMC and Trustee Hospitals for tests like MRI, C.T. Scans etc and various operations.
- 18 clients were referred for Financial Medical Assistance to various NGOs and Charitable trusts. This helped them in purchasing some costly medicines and undergoing operations like Cataract, Kidney stones etc.
- 4 clients were referred to different Dialysis centers. Out of these, two patients are getting free dialysis facility while other two are getting it at subsidized cost.
- 14 clients were referred to Lotus Eye Hospital for Low vision test and other eye related ailments.
- 4 clients were referred for dental treatment to Nair Dental Hospital and D.Y.Patil Hospital.
- 7 clients were assisted to obtain blood from Blood Bank.
- 2 clients were referred to “Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped” for obtaining Hearing Aids.
- 9 clients were referred to Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana at various Tahasil offices for getting benefits through this scheme.
- 6 clients were assisted in getting Ration Card and Aadhar card,
- 5 visually impaired persons were referred to J.J.Hospital and Thane Civil Hospital for getting Blindness Certificate.
- 5 college going V.I. students were referred to Govt. as well as Private Hostels for accommodation.
- 4 sighted children of Blind parents were referred to residential schools.
- 4 sighted children of Blind parents were referred to Kotak Mahindra’s Vocational Training Program.
- 3 clients were referred for Self-employment to Samrudhhi Foundation and Cheshire Home.
- 48 clients were provided with volunteers as per their nature of work.( e.g.Reader,Wrirer,Field work etc.)