Shri Ganapati Netralaya

‘A better world is the responsibility of all’

Website: www.netralaya.org

Shri Ganapati Netralaya is a super-specialty, premier eye care centre that renders state-of the-art services. It consists of a specialized eye hospital with associated facilities spread over 7.5 acres. With infrastructure that includes 10 operation theatres, 141 beds, and a well-equipped laboratory, Shri Ganapati Netralaya is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Maharashtra. It is also the only hospital in western India where facilities to treat complex retinal disorders, glaucoma, squint and corneal transplant are available.

Shri Ganapati Netralaya has a well-established track record in eye surgery and related procedures. On a daily basis, approximately 50 surgeries are performed as well as 400 outpatient procedures.

For patients who cannot afford its normal costs, Shri Ganapati Netralaya provides care at no charge. Approximately 25% of all its surgeries are performed free of charge while discounts are also offered for other services. Free eye check-up camps are held in remote rural areas where patients do not have access to quality medical care. Transportation, food, medicine, accommodation and treatment are provided free of charge to patients identified through such camps.

A 24-hour, eye bank facility is available at Shri Ganapati Netralaya. Hospital vehicles ferry patients from villages to this facility for transplants. Public education programmes are conducted regularly to create awareness regarding eye donation.

Shri Ganapati Netralaya is accredited by the Diplomat of National Board (DNB) in New Delhi to conduct a three-year, Post-Graduate (diploma) course. The hospital also offers a one year fellowship course. Comprehensive practical and theoretical training is imparted to trainee doctors on a daily basis. It also runs a College of Optometry where students can complete a three-year degree course (BSc, Optometry) affiliated with Yashwantrao Chavan Mukta Vidyapith, Pune.

Dekhon – Hindi for “to look” or “to see” – is an initiative of Shri Ganapati Netralaya aimed at treating conditions of blindness that are especially prevalent in rural areas of India. Backed by Shri Ganapati Netralaya’s top of the line infrastructure, Dekhon seeks to expand throughout under-serviced regions of Maharashtra.

www.dekhon.org