Needs Assessment Visit

Madhya Pradesh, November 27th to December 2nd

During the visit, A. Mohammed Gowth, Senior Faculty at LAICO, and Dr. Anjali Khadia, Pediatric Consultant at Aravind-Pondicherry, conducted a needs assessment at Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital in Bhopal and Govnda Netralaya in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. The purpose was to validate the baseline information provided for the LEAP programme focusing on Enhancing cataract surgical outcomes (ECSO).
The assessment covered various aspects, including OPD, Cataract advice, Biometry, Sterilisation, Theatre, Pre-operative and post-operative processes, and work-ups. The observations were shared with the hospital teams to facilitate improvements.
Post-visit, both hospital teams participated in the ECSO Leap learning session at LAICO from December 12th to 15th. Over the next year, the resource team will conduct weekly follow-up calls to support the implementation of ideas and action plans developed during the meeting at LAICO, working towards achieving the goals.

A. Mohammed Gowth, Senior Faculty, LAICO (Centre), and Dr. Anjali Khadia, Pediatric Consultant, Aravind-Pondicherry on the right end, during the needs assessment visit