Patna gets a Rotary eye hospital

Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey inaugurating the hospital in Patna. IPDG Pratim Banerjee is present second from right.
Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey inaugurating the hospital in Patna. IPDG Pratim Banerjee is present second from right.

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.

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