We propose an eye hospital in the Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Vayusenabad, New Delhi. This would be a Rotary-Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) joint venture and would be run by SCEH. The region where this hospital is located, has densely populated residential areas around it with colonies like Sangam Vihar,Tuglakabad extension, Khanpur etc. Population of Sangam Vihar alone is estimated to be more than 10 lakhs. There are two multi-specialty hospitals nearby but no dedicated eye care hospital. We propose a hospital which would also be providing high quality free and subsidized surgeries to those who cannot afford expensive care. SCEH already has been working using the cross subsidy model and has been working with Rotary in Karol Bagh centre. Although the centre would focus on the most common eye issues which are responsible for visual impairment (uncorrected refractive error and cataract), there would be provision for diagnosis of other important conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration. Management of these non-cataract conditions would be done at this new proposed facility and those requiring very specialized care would be referred to our tertiary centre at Daryaganj. To reach out to patients in need, we propose 2 vision centres to be opened in the region and link the referrals to this facility. This project is proposed by the Rotary Action Group for Blindness Prevention.
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