Kolkata, May 2 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Leading business house Aditya Birla Group has joined hands with renowned eye care institute Sankara Nethralaya in Kolkata.
The eye-care centre was recently rechristened as Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, with an aim of providing better facilities and treatment to the patients.
Dr. S S Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, said, “We seek to make this the number one eye hospital in the country, possibly surpassing our counterpart in Chennai.”
He said that they will focus on providing affordable eyecare to the economically underprivileged with great emphasis.
Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Foundation, stated that despite being one of the pioneers in eyecare (four years ago, the Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital had been set up in Pune), it had always been the late Aditya Birla’s vision to align with an eye hospital, and this endeavour fulfils that vision.
Moreover bringing in the latest technology the patients can get Lasik treatment in this hospital from now.
Badrinath said,” the Lasik equipment works by correcting refractive errors, which essentially means that those who wear glasses for weak eyesight can get their vision corrected.”
Moreover, Sankara Nethralaya is also setting up an eye hospital and research centre in Rajarhat, with the substantial initial investment of Rs. 30 crores.