Eyebetes Event at Thane Town Hall – 2019
Eyebetes Foundation with Government of Maharashtra and Thane Collector, Mr. Rajesh Narvekar organized one of the largest charitable initiatives for rural and tribal diabetics ever attempted.
In this joint initiative more than 1,000 asha workers, angan wadi workers, Eyebetes staff and volunteers conducted door to door survey in the rural and tribal areas of Thane District to identify diabetics. These diabetics were counseled regarding diabetes and its management and also made aware about the complications of diabetes particularly blindness and kidney failure.
On 15th June 2019, 1234 rural and tribal diabetics were brought to Thane Town Hall for our free Eyebetes initiative where they received free
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Eye examination (diabetic eye screening)
- Diabetic nephropathy (kidney) screening
On 15th June’19 Eyebetes Foundation organized a team of more than 150 nurses, doctors, optometrists, para medical staff and optical technicians to help conduct the tests described above.
For most of these tribal diabetics it was the first time they had formal assessment of their eyes and screening tests for diabetes related kidney disease.
Our charitable event is also a potential Guinness World Record and we have applied to Guinness World Record for 2 records:
- Most diabetic eye screening in 8 hours
- Most kidney function screening in 8 hours
Guinness World Record is currently reviewing our evidence and we are hopeful to receive the result in the next 3 months.
This large event demonstrated that when concerned individuals like Dr. Nishant Kumar, charitable organizations like Eyebetes Foundation work with the Government and are helped by able and conscientious people like Thane Collector, Mr. Rajesh Narvekar thousands of people who need help can benefit.