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Branch at Kolkata renamed Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya

Branch at Kolkata renamed Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya

The Aditya Birla Group and Sankara Nethralaya have joined hands to augment eye care service delivery in India.  Sankara Nethralaya’s eye hospital at Kolkata has been renamed Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya.

Speaking at the renaming function on April 29, 2011, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. S S Badrinath said, “For an NGO like us to grow, it requires the support of business houses like Aditya Birla to lend their help and support to our cause of serving the poor. We seek to make this the number one eye hospital in the country…”

Ms. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Foundation, said that it had always been the late Aditya Birla’s vision to align with an eye hospital, and this endeavour fulfilled that vision.

Sankara Nethralaya first made its presence in Kolkata in 2002.  In 2009 it inaugurated a state-of-the-art eye hospital at Mukundapur. In a short span of two years, the hospital has gained recognition as a dedicated super-speciality eye hospital and referral centre for the entire eastern region of the country and neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal.  Two state-of-the-art operation theatres and 24 beds have been specifically earmarked for needy patients who receive treatment free-of-cost. The hospital also has a Teleophthalmology and Mobile Refraction Van that takes quality eye care to the doorstep of people living in rural and semi-urban West Bengal.

The coming together of The Aditya Birla Group, India’s first multinational corporation and Sankara Nethralaya, one of India’s leading eye care hospitals will significantly enhance the quality and reach of ophthalmology in different parts of India.

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