Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre
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IGEHRC Amethi, Affordable Eye Care Hospital

IGEHRC Amethi began operations in Munshiganj, Amethi, in December 2005 as a facility designed to be at the forefront of ophthalmologic care, with a state-of-the-art, compassionate and patient-friendly environment in both out-patient and in-patient ophthalmologic services. With its establishment, 23 million people from six rural districts - Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Raebareli, Faizabad, Jaunpur and Barabanki - of UP gained access to quality eye care. This secondary level facility has seen huge demand for its services since inception and has expanded rapidly as a result. Some of the challenges that the hospital has faced over the years are illiteracy/ignorance leading to lack of awareness of eye care, traditional beliefs and low compliance by patients. Not only has it succeeded in creating awareness of eye care in the population that it serves but also helped to change erroneous and age old perceptions about eye care. Most of all, in an area that has remained unserved for centuries, it has created a willingness to be cured within the community. Today, the people of the six districts it serves, repose unfailing faith in IGEHRC Amethi’s facilities, services and staff.

To cope with the huge unmet demand, the hospital plans to increase the number of beds, improve health-seeking, complaint and preventive behaviour of the community through information, communication and educational activities, and boost outreach activities.