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  • Sightsavers India Fellowship Program 2021

    Sightsavers India, ever since the launch of the India Fellowship Program is committed to groom the young ophthalmologists into promising and skilled professionals. Read More>>


  • New Joint Secretary for NPCB & VI

    Shri Vishal Chauhan IAS  has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He is 1988 batch IAS officer of Sikkim cadre.

    His key focus areas  would be blindness control, non communicable disease, chronic kidney disease, nation program on mental health,  deafness control, oral health, palliative care, rare disease and related institutes like NIMHANS etc.

    CEO, VISION 2020 INDIA, Mr Phanindra Babu Nukella met the Joint Secretary recently to apprise him of the work VISION 2020 INDIA  is doing.

  • Guidelines for eye hospitals during COVID-19

    We have collated suggested guidelines developed by the government and some of our member eye hospitals on different aspects of managing an eye hospital during COVID-19 and post lockdown. 



    Guidelines from Ministry of Health and Family Welafre, Government of India

    Enabling Delivery of Essential Health Services during the COVID 19 Outbreak: Guidance note

    Guidelines for Functioning of Eye Care Facilties under NPCB&VI during COVID pandamic 

    Guidelines From LVPEI




    Guidelines from other member eye hospitals 

    Operational Hospital Management During COVID Outbreak from Dr Shroff Charity Eye Hospital 

    Guidelines for functioning across Sankara Eye Hospitals -India following lifting of lockdown



  • Vision Centres opened

    Vision Centres opened to reach primary eye care

    In quarter January – March2021, eight vision centres by our member organisations was inaugurated to provide eye care at primary level. All these centres are located in northern India. These vision centres are supported by some of our founder members.

    On 4 January, Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in central India opened two vision centres in (Akodia and Bercha) Shajapur District. This was in partnership with CBM.

    Sadguru Netra Chikitsalalya, Chitrakoot inaugurated its 65th vision center at Ma1st patient inuaguration the SNC VCuranipur, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It is supported by SEVA, TOMS and on 22 March 2021 opened 3 more vision centres in Prayagraj District ( Koraon, Karchana and Meja Road) of Uttar Pradesh. This was with support of Mission for Vision and Wen Giving Foundation.

    Sitapur Eye Hospital, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh opened two vision centers at Tamsitapur VCbaur,Sitapur district and  Rampur, Mathura District. This was in collaboration with CBM and Standard Charted Bank and Sandi vision center in Hardoi district, Uttar Pradesh partnering with CBM.

    On 23 March Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital, Bihar opened its 12th vision center at Palliganj, Patna, Bihar. Charity Vision supported this initiative.

    Gomabai Eye Hospital, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh inaugurated their two vision centers in Pratapgarh district in neighbouring Rajasthan.Gomabai This was with support from Sightsavers. Mr R N Mohanty, CEO, Sightsavers; Mr Prasanna Kumar, Ms Archana and Mr Amaresh participated in the inauguration.


  • Award for Dr Ravindran

    Congratulations to Dr RD Ravindran

    Dr. R.D. Ravindran, Chairman, Aravind Eye Care System was presented with the FICCI Healthcare Quality Award for Beacon of RDR-_2021_FICCI-Healthcare-768x285Excellence with affordable healthcare at the 13th TANCARE Conference held on March 20, 2021 at Madurai.