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Vasan Health Care Group announces Rs 20 cr. investment in Kerala

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Kochi, Jun 29 (UNI) Vasan Health Care Group will invest Rs 20 crore in Kerala to cater to the growing need of eye care infrastructure, its chairman and managing director A M Arun said here.

Addressing a press conference last evening, Dr Arun said that the group will also be setting up another ten hospitals by next year in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Describing Vasan Health Care as one of the largest and fastest growing eye care chains in the country, Dr Arun said that the group currently had presence in eight major locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Elaborating on the plans for Kerala, Dr Arun said that group will be working on the 'Hub and Spoke' model where Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin and Kozhikode will be recognised as tertiary level centres for ophthalmology alongwith secondary level eye care centres to be opened at Thrissur, Kannur and Kottayam.

The group's dedicated super speciality eye hospital at Cochin will be inaugurated on July one by union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, he said.

Spread over 20,000 sq. ft at M G Road, in the heart of Cochin, the hospital will provide total eye care to patients for both anterior and posterior segment problems.

It will have four surgical theatres equipped with advanced monitoring and surgical instruments.

The hospital will provide the latest Zyoptix Laser technique to help patients get rid of spectacles and contact lenses.

It will also run speciality clinics for glaucoma, squint, paediatric ophthalmology, orbital diseases and occuloplasty, cataract and intra occular surgery, vitreo retina and retino vascular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, cornea, low vision and computer vision syndrome clinic.

The hospital will provide free comprehensive consultation to people above 50 years till August 31. It was also planning to establish a 24-hour eye bank facility in the near future, Dr Arun added.

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