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German Consulate General visits Unit of Hope

Delegates addressing the Press
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From left to right: Mr. Jörn Rohde, German Consul General, Dr. Dominique, St. Johns and Mr. Dominique, CBM

On 10th of June, Mr. Jörn Rohde, German Consul General, Bengaluru, visited the CBM supported project “Unit of Hope” at St. John’s Medical College Hospital in Bengaluru. On the occasion, The German Consulate announced their support to upgrade low vision clinic in Unit of Hope. Soon new sets of equipment will be installed, and it will benefit mostly children with low vision.

The event was organized to familiarize stakeholders with the exceptional approach combining different medical specialties as well as rehabilitation professionals under one roof. The concept of the “Unit of Hope”, a multidisciplinary approach for children with disabilities came into being and the unit was inaugurated in 2004 by Rev. Dr. Thomas Kalam, Director, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences and Mr. U.B Mudgol, Director of Welfare of Disabled, Govt. of Karnataka.
 
During the visit, Mr. Jorn Rohde said, “I came to know about Unit of Hope through CBM. Unit of Hope is a unique and pioneer project for children with disabilities and it should be replicated across India. German Consulate is happy to support the low vision clinic in a small way.”

About ‘Unit of Hope.'

The main aim of the project is to have a comprehensive multi-disciplinary and exclusive unit for the management of physically and mentally challenged children, with an outreach arm for community-based rehabilitation. The involved medical professionals dedicate their time and expertise to the services pro bono. The “One-Stop Shop” principle applied by the Unit of Hope is unique and has been recognized nationally and internationally. Presently, the Unit of Hope is reaching out to 3.000 children with disabilities in a year coming from all parts of India.
 
The unit consists of a team of professionals who have dedicated their time to this cause and includes doctors and therapists from departments of Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, ENT, Psychiatry, Special Education and Community Health. The team is also supported by other paramedical faculties like orthotics/ prosthetics, the social work department and the dental department. The project has been realized through the ongoing collaboration between CBM and St. John’s Medical College Hospital.
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