The German Consulate General in Bengaluru on Wednesday announced that it will support Christoffel Blindenmission’s (CBM) “Unit of Hope” at St John’s Medical College Hospital.
German Consul General John Rohde, who visited the hospital on Wednesday, said that the Consulate will upgrade and equip the low vision clinic in the Unit of Hope.
As part of the support, the project will get hand-held mobile diagnostic equipment to assess low vision. These can be used both at the unit in the hospital or even outside during health camps.
The support will be provided within the Consulate’s micro-project scheme so that more services related to diagnosis of low vision reach to a higher number of children with visual and multiple disabilities.
Later, interacting with presspersons, Mr. Rohde lauded the Unit of Hope project and termed it as a unique project for children with disability. He said it should be replicated across the country.
Inaugurated in 2014 August, this project has been initiated by a group of doctors who felt the need to provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for children with special needs.
Since its inception, the unit has taken care of nearly 2,500 children in the clinic and has evaluated many more children through various outreach programs.