Here are some stats from Washim's past year:
- 15,000+ Checkups (3,500+ done completely free of cost)
- 3,000+ Spectacles sold (All sold at a subsidized rate)
- 700+ Cataract Surgeries (15% free of cost or subsidized)
- The hospital itself operated at a surplus, ending the FY with enough money in the bank to sponsor over a dozen villages - providing all of their residents with free examinations and spectacles.
Washim, as a pilot project and proof of concept, has achieved exactly what was intended - a high quality eye care facility that provides extremely low cost services, yet is financially sustainable. Not only that, but in the past 3 months, Washim has performed even better compared to this time last year. We couldn't have asked for a better starting point. The local staff overseeing the operations of the hospital on a daily basis deserve lots of recognition, as does the community, which has accepted us enthusiastically.