Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya (SN), Kolkata, West Bengal

www.sankaranethralaya.org

To serve more people from eastern and north eastern India, Sankara Nethralaya began offering its services through collaboration, in Kolkata in December 2002, serving about 200 patients a day. The new hospital was commissioned on January 21, 2009 by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

It is a dedicated super specialty eye hospital and peripheral referral centre for the entire eastern region, as well as neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal. Keeping with the Sankara Nethralaya philosophy of community service, the new hospital at Kolkata has an entire floor dedicated to the community. Two state-of-the-art operation theatres and 24 beds have been specifically earmarked for indigent patients who receive treatment free-of-cost. The hospital also has a Tele-ophthalmology and Mobile Refraction Van that takes quality eye care to the doorstep of people living in rural and semi-urban regions of West Bengal.

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