Inauguration of 2nd Floor and Expansion of Out-patient Services
Aravind-Chennai, Monday, 14 February 2022
Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai expanded its out-patient services with the inauguration of the second floor. The second floor spanning 40,000 square feet is the new home to the Retina and Vitreous Clinic; Glaucoma Clinic and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Clinic. The new clinics were inaugurated by the Chief guest, Dr. N.M. Veeraiyyan, Chancellor, Saveetha University and Guest of honour, Mr.Wilson Thomas, Managing Director, Carl Zeiss, India, in addition to other dignitaries. The CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, Mr. Karl Lamprecht shared a video message regarding the Aravind-Zeiss collaboration on this occasion. The new spacious Retina and Vitreous Department is all set to see about 600-700 patients a day including those coming in for retinal laser procedures. The department can also handle about 100 patients requiring intravitreal injections. The new Glaucoma Department can now see up to 500 patients including those coming in for glaucoma-related laser procedures. The new Paediatric Ophthalmology Department with its child-friendly ambience can cater to around 300 patients and patients with squint-related problems on a daily basis. The floor is self-sufficient with registration counters, pharmacy, optical shop and cafeteria. It is designed to save patient waiting times and increase work-efficiency of the hospital.