The Delhi government will set up a ultra-modern eye hospital with all latest equipments and facilities to prevent cases of blindness, says minister.
There are around 1.85 lakh blind people in Delhi, of whom 1,14,250 suffer from cataract.
"Of the 90,000 eye patients who are able to get operated, 50 percent come from outside Delhi. It is a big challenge for health planners," said Health Minister A.K. Walia.
The government already runs two eye hospitals in the city -- Guru Nanak Eye Centre and Attar Sen Jain Eye and General Hospital.