Potential Free eye care providers near West Bengal, India

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Potential Free eye care providers near West Bengal, India

Postby admin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:07 am

(1) Sankara Nethralaya
http://www.sankaranethralaya.org/
- Kolkata campus:
Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya (Kolkata)
No. 147, Mukundapur Em By Pass,
Kolkata-99.
Near Purva Jadavpur Thana
Ph No: 033-44013000
e-mail id : snk@snmail.org

According to a write-up:
"Sankara Nethralaya is one of the biggest eye hospitals in the world. It is treating 1,500 outpatients and performing 150 surgeries on a daily basis. Out of this, 40 percent of the outpatients and 35 percent of the surgeries are performed free of charge on indigent patients. Sankara Nethralaya is serving India through its operations and its affiliates in Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. It is serving the villages through its teleopthalmology vans connected with the main hospitals via satellite. Sankara Nethralaya is a teaching institution producing many ophthalmologists and is also a research Institute performing valuable research in finding new and improved treatments to the patients."

- Main contributor of this Info: A. Gupta
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