LV Prasad Eye Institute Launches a Center for Tribal and Rural Eye Health in Odisha

by Reshma Anand on  September 1, 2015 at 11:56 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
To provide low cost and comprehensive eye care services in rural and tribal pockets, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) opened its 14th secondary eye care center at Rayagada.
LV Prasad Eye Institute Launches a Center for Tribal and Rural Eye Health in Odisha
LV Prasad Eye Institute Launches a Center for Tribal and Rural Eye Health in Odisha

The center has been named as Naraindas & Morbai Budhrani Eye Centre, where the trust named the same has donated Rs 2.4 crore for the facility. It has been established with a cost of rs. 4 crore and it also has an center called 'JK Center for Tribal Eye Health.' This center is medically well-equipped with trained staffs for delivering excellent eye care services to the public.

"LVPEI's pyramid model of eye care demonstrates a comprehensive approach. It not only makes access to eye care services possible for the vulnerable and needy communities but also focuses on creating awareness and developing skilled human resources which is essential to sustainably scale up eye care services", said Gullapalli N Rao, chairman of LVPEI.

"The idea is to provide complete and comprehensive eye care to a population of five lakh in the region. About 85 percent of all eye care problems can be addressed through this center", he added.

"Our first in the state of Odisha, this center is a major milestone for Mission for Vision (MFV) in its mission to enable high quality, comprehensive and equitable eye health care for communities in need. It provides impetus to our efforts in strengthening health systems in Odisha and other parts of India in alignment with our corporate philosophy, Caring Capitalism. This hospital is all the more significant for us as it has been established in collaboration with our long term associate, Naraindas and Morbai Budhrani Trust, and also marks the beginning of our partnership with the LV Prasad Eye Institute," said Elizabeth Kurian, CEO, Mission for Vision.

The LVPEI center has 125 secondary care centers and three tertiary care centers in Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagram. It operates in Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka and Odisha.

Source: Medindia

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