A state-of-the-art eye care centre to come up at Cuttack

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Bhubaneswar, Jun 22 (UNI) A state-of-the-art eye care centre at an estimated cost of Rs 2.2 crore would be opened here by the JPM Rotary Eye Hospital and Research insitute, Cuttack.

Hospital Managing Committee president Sushant Mohanty today said the proposed hospital, the first of its kind in Eastern India, would start functioning by February next year to cater to the needs of thousands of children, afflicted with eye-related disease.

Mr Mohanty said 'Sight Savers', an international NGO, would contribute Rs 40 lakh for the proposed hospital and the rest amount would be raised from the donors and corporate houses.

The hospital authorities had also planned to launch its dedicated round the clock eye bank from the Independence day, he informed.

He said the institute was approved by World Bank, WHO and the Union government, as the only recognised training centre in the eastern India.

Doctors from Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Assam get trained here on different eye surgical techniques, he added.

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