Al Mustafa Welfare Trust has been changing lives of the most vulnerable section of the populations by returning the gift of sight to people. AMWT has conducted more that 101,000 cataract surgeries till date and conducted more than 600,000 OPD screenings. All these numbers have been achieved in eye camps set up in the areas where health facilities such as eye hospitals are not available for residents.
However, with the efforts of our local ground team and with the support of our generous donor base in Pakistan, AMWT has been able to secure a site where a permanent eye hospital could be established. This is a rare opportunity that has been presented to us and we want to make the most out of this occasion as this could increase our capability to conduct eye surgeries manifolds.
In almost every eye camp that AMWT has set up in the field, we always come across some complex cases that cannot be treated in field eye camps.
Numerous children that come to our eye camps however we are legally not allowed to treat them at a field eye camp (as anaesthesia cannot be administered on minors in field eye camps).
Another limitation that is posed is the weather dependency. In all the years that AMWT has been setting up eye camps for treating people with vision related issues, we still haven’t been able to overcome the weather-related issues. We can still hold eye camps only during certain months of the year (March to May and September to November). As it is either very cold or very hot to hold field eye camps and treat patients there.
Having a permanent eye hospital will enable Al Mustafa Welfare Trust to overcome all these issues and reach out to more deserving people.