Gurugram: The Venu Charitable Society and Eye Institute opened a new eye hospital in Basai Village, Gurugram – its sixth Satellite Hospital besides its well-known Base Hospital in Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi – on 2nd October, the birth anniversary of their founder, Dr. R.K. Seth. Eminent actress and humanitarian Sharmila Tagore was present as the Chief Guest and local leader and popular MLA of Badshahpur Rakesh Daulatabad was the Guest of Honour.
2nd October, a day when Indians revere the great leaders Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Venu Eye Research and Institute also commemorated the day to honour their founder and philanthropist, Dr. Rajendra K Seth, who shares his birth anniversary with the two national leaders.
It has been over four decades of leading a mission with a vision to mitigate blindness in India. According to Tanuja Joshi, Managing Director of Venu, every fifth blind person in the world is an Indian. Of the 15 million blind people in India, 1.2 million suffer from corneal blindness. And 25,000 new cases are added to this backlog annually.
Sharmila Tagore, while addressing the audience, congratulated Venu for the new eye hospital and added, “Booming population in our country, with the increase in life expectancy is leading to many diseases in the old, including the eye ailments where cataract is the main problem.”
MLA Rakesh Daulatabad congratulated Venu for being a well-known eye hospital, and was optimistic that like the Base Hospital, the Basai Eye Hopsital “will gain fame”. He congratulated Venu, saying, “Their commitment to serve the poor with eye treatment in the rural areas with full focus is commendable.”
Dr. Seth began his journey to provide quality and contemporary medical eye care facilities to those who could not afford, knowing that a developing India needed people with good eyesight as blindness was a largely untreated ailment because the majority that suffered could not bear the expenses. What began with setting up satellite eye care centres, has progressed to multiple eye care hospitals and centres, where Gurugram alone has seen Venu’s quality and dedicated service for three decades with nearly 50,000 eye surgeries done, 25% of which were free of cost. This year Venu has fulfilled its pledge to open another eye hospital, this time in the Basai Village, Jhajjar Road, Gurugram, so that those in need of ophthalmologic treatments get the best care and remedy as the region booms as a major corporate hub.
The new hospital comes with a competent team of doctors who can conduct diagnosis and surgeries in the dedicated air-conditioned rooms. The operation theatre is equipped with medical and surgical equipment. The in-house medicine pharmacy is ready to provide medicine to the patients. Another opulent feature of the new hospital is its eye glasses segment so that the patients can find their perfect fit without going anywhere else. The new Venu Eye Hospital is located at Jhajhar Road – Basai Road, Basai Village, Sector 9-B, Gurugram.
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