At Aravind Eye Hospitals great stress is placed on maximum utilisation of resources.
With less than 1% of the country's ophthalmic manpower, Aravind accounts for 5% of the ophthalmic surgeries performed nationwide. The hospitals have well-equipped specialty clinics with comprehensive support facilities.
4,067,265 out patient visits were handled and 463,124 Surgeries and laser procedures were performed at the Aravind Eye Hospitals from April 2016 to March 2017. Two-third of the outpatient visits and three-fourth of the surgeries were serviced to the poor either free or at a steeply subsidized rate.
ARAVIND EYE HOSPITALS
The hallmark of the Aravind model is quality at prices that everyone can afford. A core principle of the Aravind System is that the hospital must provide services to the rich and poor alike, yet be financially self-supporting. This principle is achieved through high quality, large volume care and a well-organised system.
Aravind Eye Hospitals began in 1976 with just 11 beds. Today, in addition to the hospital in Madurai,
there are eleven other Aravind Eye Hospitals in Theni, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore,Coimbatore City Centre, Pondicherry, Dindigul, Tirupur,Salem,Tuticorin,Udumalpet and Chennai with a combined total of more than