Sri Venkateswara Aravind Eye Hospital - Tirupati

Over the years, Aravind has built good will and trust amongst patients coming from bordering districts of Andhra Pradesh. A number of patients from southern part of the state especially Chittoor, Cuddapah, Nellore, Anantapur, and Ongole have been visiting Aravind Eye Hospitals to avail quality eye treatment. This number is increasing year after year. Though these districts border Tamil Nadu, the patients still have to travel about 600kms to reach Madurai. Several years ago, what used to be a small number of patients, has now steadily increased to over a 150 patients every day with about 50 of them getting operated. Most of these patients come to Aravind for speciality eye surgeries which are complex and are provided at reasonable charges or at subsidised cost for those who belong to poor socioeconomic groups.

Recognizing the hardships that these patients have to face to access the hospital, Aravind opened a hospital closer to their homes, in Tirupati with the support of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, who allocated the land at a nominal lease. This facility will provide easier access to those already coming and an opportunity to serve eye care needs for the 14 million population of Chittoor, Nellore, kadapa, Anantapur and neighbouring districts. The 2.7 Lakh Sq.ft hospital facility has the capacity to handle 4 lakh outpatients and perform about 30,000 eye surgeries per year. The hospital will have 50% of the services as paying and 50 % as either free or at deeply subsidised rate.

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