Aravind Eye Hospital - Pondicherry
Opened in 1976, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai is the first Aravind centre and the headquarters of Aravind Eye Care System. Started with just 11 beds, the hospital has grown to accommodate 330 paying patients and 920 free patients. The hospital receives patients from all over the country and also from other nations like Nigeria, Srilanka, Sultanate of Oman, Maldives and even USA. The hospital is an accredited teaching institution and has also received the entry level certification by NABH.
Aravind Eye Hospital – Pondicherry
Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Vision centres are small, permanent facilities that provide eye care services to remote and rural communities. Manned by ophthalmic technicians, these telemedicine-assisted centres allow patients in rural areas to consult ophthalmologists at the base hospital, thus eliminating the need for patients to travel to hospital (unless more advanced treatment is needed).
Vision centres managed by Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai: