10,00,000 free eye surgeries done by Sankara Eye Care Institutions


Brig (Retd) M.S. Gujral CEO and Dr RV Ramani CMD of Sankara Eye Care Institutions alongwith others addressing the media persons at Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Ludhiana, April 17, 2013: Brig (Retd) M.S. Gujral CEO and Dr RV Ramani CMD of Sankara Eye Care Institutions have said SankaraEye Care Institutions had opened its comprehensive eye care super specialty hospital here April 2 last year, which had now completed one year of its existence.

They revealed that the city-based hospital was the 11th Sankara eye hospital functional across the country, under the aegis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust.

They further said Ludhiana hospital was a 100-bedded super-specialty tertiary eye care hospital, equipped with world class facilities to provide comprehensive quality eye care services comparable to the best in international standards.

“It is the biggest eye super specialty hospital in all of Punjab”, they  said, adding Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana provided all ophthalmic sub specialties including Lasik vision correction and Computer vision clinic.

Highlighting the last one year’s achievement of the local hospital, they told that in the last one year Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana had organised 100 camps, treating more than 25,000 people free of cost and done surgery for more than 3,000 poor people. Besides, Sankara Eye Hospital had also screened more than 10,000 patients on its paying side, they said.

They said SECI was committed to the Vision 20: 20 programme and  intended to cover and provide eye care to people in 20 states of the country by the year 2020.

They said initiated in1977 in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu now comprised of 11 hospitals spread across 7 states in the country. They further said they were about to open more hospitals across the country, to serve the society.

Briefing about the institute, they said itwas a registered, not-for-profit organisation that functions on a self-sustaining 80:20 model. The positive revenue generated from 20% of our services was used to cross-subsidised eye care to the underprivileged; 80% of our services was rendered free of cost, to these less privileged citizens. “It is a matter of pride to state that SECI was able to conduct over 15,000 camps examining 40,00,000 patients conducting 10,00,000 free eye surgeries under its Community Outreach program till date”, they said.

On the occasion, Dr. Radha Ramani, Director and Dr. Monica were also present.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013