May 17, 2023: Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, a leading chain of eye hospitals in India, has launched a state-of-the-art eye hospital in Tirunelveli, its second facility in the city. Equipped with cutting-edge technologies, the new hospital aims to extend the availability of its advanced eye treatment and consolidate its position as a premier provider of exceptional eye care services in the region.
His Excellency, Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun G.C.S.K, President of the Republic of Mauritius, was the Guest of honor today in the presence of Prof. Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwals Group of Eye Hospitals, and Prof. Dr. D. Lional Raj, Regional Head – Clinical Services, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. Senior consultants, members of the management team, and staff of Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital also participated.
Located on the South Bye Pass Road, Vannarpettai, Tirunelveli, the new hospital occupies 65,000 sq ft built-up space. It will be run by about 20 doctors, besides a paramedical and non-paramedical team of 50 staff members each. The hospital houses high-end facilities to provide advanced eye care services and surgeries for cataract, refractive, retinal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, corneal, neuro-ophthalmology, and paediatric ophthalmology diseases, among others. The facility boasts of a sophisticated optical pharmacy, and a modular Operation Theatre, besides a dedicated myopia screening and a treatment clinic for paediatric patients.
Addressing a media conference, held after the inauguration, Prof. Dr. Amar Agarwal stated that the demand for standardized and advanced eye care is on the rise in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the growing aspirations, level of income, media exposure, and health consciousness of the people. “Responding to the demand, we at Dr Agarwals have embarked on an ambitious expansion journey to reach more people and provide advanced eye care services across the state. Currently, we run 39 hospitals in the state. As part of our expansion strategy, we will open 10 new hospitals, and 8 new Dr Agarwals Eye Clinics in Tamil Nadu within the next 2 years, at an investment of Rs. 200 crores. The focus will also be on tier II cities like Theni, Dindigul, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Karur, Ramnad, Sivakasi, and Virudhunagar in South Tamil Nadu,” he said.
Talking about the team and facilities of the new hospital, Prof. Dr. D. Lional Raj said, “We take immense pleasure in launching a state-of-the-art eye hospital in Tirunelveli that boasts cutting-edge facilities and a team of highly skilled medical professionals. Our hospital is fully equipped to provide exceptional standards of medical care and service excellence, with a focus on delivering the best possible patient experience. Through our super-specialty eye care services, we aim to earn the trust of our patients, as we have done in all our other locations. As we invest in advanced technologies and expand globally, we remain committed to ensuring the accessibility and affordability of our world-class and innovative eye care services.”
Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital network currently has 138 hospitals, out of which 114 are in India, and the rest in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. In India, as part of its strategy for continuous expansion, the chain is looking at opportunities with a higher focus on emerging markets such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.