Rewari Satellite Hospital
About 90 kms south-west of Delhi, two and a half hour’s down dusty, potholed roads, lies the tiny village of Saadat Nagar in district Rewari. A stronghold of the Yadav community, this is where on 15th April, 1999 Venu’s Satellite Hospital opened it’s doors to all those suffering from visual problems and had no where to go for relief.
Twice a week mobile eye care services was started in 1992. In July 1998, Venu’s first Community Based Rehabilitation Programme was started in this area, a year before the hospital was started. A door to door survey was done of all the villagers to identify both curable and incurable patients. Those who were totally blind were given mobility training to help rehabilitate them within their own community and surroundings and those advised treatment were brought or referred to the hospital.
With financial support from Sight Savers International, UK, the Lions Club of Netherlands, Late Capt. Puran Singh Yadav’s family and the local community, the hospital services were started in July 1999. An Eye Donation Centre was established on 29 March, 2003.