Advanced eye care for the people in the rural areas of Kolkata

Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre in Kolkata,  offers advanced clinical and surgical eye care services at subsidized cost and makes eye care accessible to a large number of people. It has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence in Eye Care by the Government of West Bengal. In 2006, a secondary eye hospital in Berhampore, Murshidabad was set up by Susrat, with a focus on providing advanced eye care for the people in Murshidabad and the neighboring districts such as Nadia, Birbhum, Malda etc. Most of the people in these rural areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

Recently a Surgical Microscope and an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine to provide superior quality service to economically poor people in Murshidabad and the neighboring districts was installed at the Berhampore Eye Hospital with the support of CF.

 Over 26,500 people will benefit from this additional facility, leading to a 55% increase in the total number of beneficiaries.