Who is helping?
Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital
The Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital, located in Jalandhar, Punjab India, not only provides the talented physicians who treat the patients, but also provides an additional location to perform more surgeries. Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital was founded in 1963 by a British missionary whose wife was murdered at the location the hospital resides today; it is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and optometrists from the hospital perform 40 eye-camps a year with all of their work at cost. Team leaders are Dr. Jacob Prabhakar (head surgeon) and Dr. Raj Solomon.
Guru Nanak Charitable Trust
Guru Nanak Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization that provides the location and center, Gurmat Bhawan, were nearly all of the eye-camp functions occur except surgeries. Gurmat Bhawan, funded by Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, is a non-profit facility providing a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic, a gymnasium, a computer lab for young woman to gain technical skills, an orphanage as well as a school. The facility is open to any member of society in need.
For more information please visit: Guru Nanak Charitable Trust - Gurmat Bhawan
Deol Hospital is the local care facility in Mullanpur, Punjab. The Hospital, founded by Dr. Gurmail Singh Deol (also the founder of Guru Nanak Charitable Trust) and currently owned by his son Dr. Amanpreet Singh Deol, generously provides the operating rooms required by the Ruby Nelson Memorial Hospital physicians to perform the surgeries.
Without the help of volunteers the eye-camp simply would not occur. The volunteers help in everyway imaginable, from cooking patient meals, to helping patients to the restroom, to helping patients take their medication. Deol Hospital, in conjunction with Gurmat Bhawan, provides the majority of the volunteers who help with the camp. However volunteers from the city itself come and help for free often forgoing wages from their regular employment for a week.
It is only with your generous donations that the DHATA foundation is able to provide the financial assistance required to purchase the medical supplies and equipment required to help those in need.
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." - Maya Angelou