Kangra eye hospital a boon for the needy: the Tribune India


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Ravinder Sood

Palampur, October 19

SM Eye Hospital in Kangra has proven to be a boon for needy patients, who receive free treatment for illnesses. In addition, it is also one of the hospitals in the country, where surgeries are performed at lower rates than eye centers in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

It has become a cutting-edge hub not only for the people of Himachal Pradesh, but also for residents of the neighboring states of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

The hospital serves the eye care needs of 200 outpatients each day and approximately 5,000 surgeries are performed there each year, including phacoemulsification (suture-free surgery) for cataracts, iLasik for eyeglass removal, cornea transplant, vitreoretinal surgery, strabismus surgery and glaucoma operation. The hospital offers a multi-specialty portfolio of ophthalmology services.

“The hospital is equipped with the latest technology. The staff show solidarity and provide services in accordance with ISO 9001: 2008 (a validation to maintain the required international standards), ”said Dr Sandeep Mahajan, director of the hospital.

Hospital support staff maintain a high standard of patient care in terms of cleanliness, reliability, nursing care and prompt service.

Dr Mahajan said the institution is a public good and aims to make it a learning center for optometrists. He has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chandigarh University and Chitkara University, and in the future may launch a scholarship for aspiring eye surgeons in different specialties.

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