Shri Ganapati Netralaya
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Shri Ganapati Netralaya is a super-specialty, premier eye care centre, rendering state-of the-art services to the society. Shri Ganapati Netralaya is an exclusive eye hospital, spread over 7.5 acres.
With an infrastructure comprising 10 operation theatres, 141 beds, and a well-equipped Laboratory, Shri Ganapati Netralaya is the only hospital-of-its-kind, in Maharashtra state. It is also the only hospital in western India where facilities to treat complex retinal disorders, glaucoma, squint & corneal transplant are available.
1,33,410 surgeries have been performed so far, at Shri Ganapati Netralaya. Around 50 surgeries are performed every day and over 400 OPD patients are treated.
Shri Ganapati Netralaya performs 25% free surgeries for poor patients. Concessions are also offered to the weaker section patients who cannot afford to pay the full charges. Ever since the inception of the hospital, free eye check-up camps in remote rural areas where patients do not have access to the medical facilities are being conducted. Transportation, food, medicine, accommodation and treatment are provided free of charge to the patients identified through such camps.
Shri Ganapati Netralaya is accredited with the Diplomat of National Board, New Delhi to conduct a three-year, Post Graduate(diploma) course i.e. D.N.B. The hospital also offers a one-year, recognized fellowship course. Comprehensive practical and theoretical training is imparted to trainee doctors on a daily basis.
A 24-hour, eye-bank facility is available at Shri Ganapati Netralaya. In the eye-bank, the eye is examined and assessed and the corneal tissue is stored in the required media. The hospital vehicle fetches the patients from their villages for the transplant to the hospital.) Public education programmes are conducted regularly to create awareness regarding eye donation.
Shri Ganapati Netralaya also runs a College of Optometry, which is a three-year degree course (Bsc.Optometry) affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Mukta Vidyapith, Pune.