Started in 2015, Project Aasha consists of medical students from LKC and physiotherapists from SIT and are led by 3 doctors: Dr Kumaran, Dr Gayathri and Dr Rupesh. Aasha means hope – and our motto being hope for the Himalayas: to enhance the well-being of local rural communities in Nepal, with a focus in eye and Musculo-skeletal interventions. This year, in addition to our yearly trip to Nepal, we are embarking on a local initiative in partnership with AWWA to assess fall risk in elderlies in Singapore and seek ways to intervene to help Singaporeans live better and healthier lives.
Birat Eye Hospital (BEH)
A team of doctors from Singapore was led by Dr Rupesh Agrawal and consisted of Dr Nathan Xu, Dr Sandy Zhou, Dr Gloria Song and Dr Song Wenjun. Alongside the doctors from Singapore were surgeons from Birat Eye Hospital (BEH) , led by Dr Anadi. Together, they successfully completed a total of 506 cataract surgeries over the course of four days, surpassing last year’s record of 200 surgeries.
Our medical students got to understand the whole flow of the hospital processes and were even able to observe the cataract surgeries up close.
Our physiotherapy students conducted physiotherapy assessments for patients in the waiting areas, identify common musculoskeletal complaints and taught simple exercises to alleviate their pain.
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Birat Eye Hospital