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Eye Hospital


Eye care in many parts of Kolkata (Calcutta) and its fringe areas is unavailable, inaccessible and unaffordable to the economically underprivileged. The quality of surgery is sub-optimal often ending in poor results and the followup inadequate. Therefore there is a need for developing of a high quality, low cost, self sustaining permanent infrastructure of eye care accessible to underserved areas. In india alone, more than three-fourth of the blindness is avoidable if appropriate eye care were available. If such eye care were developed, it would result in major socioeconomic gains for the society. The situation in eastern india is not very different from the rest of the country. It is against this background that this project proposes to set up and develop a high quality eye care center providing comprehensive eye care to all segments of society irrespective of their financial status.

To provide best quality eye care facilities to poor people who cannot afford the same, another eye hospital has been conceived by our club. Such eye care hospital shall benefit about 20000 people annually. It will provide proper eye check ups, eye care and eye operation facilities at free or very minimum costs. It will take nearly three months to complete the project.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Midnapore

District: 3291

Primary Contact: Madan Mohan Maity


Check all projects from: [District 3291] [Midnapore Rotary Club] [Madan Mohan Maity]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Woodstock-Oxford

District: 7080

Primary Contact: PDG Doug Vincent


Check all projects from: [District 7080] [Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club] [PDG Doug Vincent]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Midnapore


District 3291 DDF


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford


District 7080 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2010-11 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #75181.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Laura Bradley (

To be submitted

<25-Jun-10> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<4-Jul-10> by Deepak Choudhury
Application uploaded

<23-Mar-11> by Tarak Shaw
The project will be done RC-Midnapore as per instructions of RIDE Shekhar Mehta and changed accordingly

<26-Mar-11> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<3-Jun-11> System Entry
TRF Grant Number assigned: 75,181.

<2-Sep-11> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<2-Sep-11> by Hiralal Yadav
All formalities completed ... Club awaits funds to be released from TRF.

<16-Mar-12> by Hiralal Yadav
The Project is under implementation ....

<16-Apr-13> by Binod Khaitan
Due to recent changes & introduction of stringent building laws for Hospitals, the Club has had to undertake and invest substantial funds to create more covered space to abide by the requirements. This is more or less in the finishing stages and the Club has started to place orders for equipment etc covered by the Grant Funds. Effort is being made to start operations of the Hospital by December'13.

<10-Jun-13> by Binod Khaitan
Eye Care Equipment is under installation. Expect Hospital to be operational by end July'13.

<11-Jun-13> by Binod Khaitan
The following to be completed before Inauguration of the Hospital --
- Partition work inside the building (work is in progress).
- Aluminum Composite Panel work for decoration of the Front View of the Building (work is in progress).
- Installation of Equipment & Electric Fittings.
- Fire License.
- NOC from West Bengal Pollution Board.
- License from Chief Medical Officer of Health (Midnapore).
- Swab Culture Report of Operation Theater.
- Appointment of Ophthalmic Surgeons, Medical & Para Medical Staff.

<2-Apr-14> by Binod Khaitan
The project is completed and the FINAL REPORT as on 31st March'14 is under preparation.

<2-Nov-14> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".