RC Pataliputra, RID 3250, in association with RC Guildford, RID 1145, set up the Mahavir Rotary Pataliputra Eye Hospital in Patna with a $94,000 global grant. The facility is equipped with a phaco emulsification system, a scan biometer, slit lamp, auto kerato reflectometer, operation microscope and other hi-tech equipment.
The hospital was inaugurated by Mangal Pandey, the health minister of Bihar in the presence of IPDG Pratim Banerjee.
It will provide free surgical and non-surgical services to the underprivileged. Rotary clubs can refer poor patients to this hospital for treatment.
RC Pataliputra has already completed three global grant projects worth ₹2.4 crore in the last two years. These include three dialysis centres (two in Patna and one in Muzzafarpur), and a blood bank with cell separator facility.