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Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital opens Urmila Khemka Cataract Center 

Set to perform approximately 28,000 surgeries annually

Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital inaugurated the Urmila Khemka Cataract Centre (UKCC), courtesy Seth Paramanand Charitable Trust, expanding the hospital’s capacity to provide timely and comprehensive care to the patients suffering from cataract and lower the burden of preventable blindness. 

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Set to perform approximately 28,000 surgeries annually, UKCC will aid SCEH in its mission to make a lasting impact on the eradication of blindness in India by providing quality care to all sections of society. It will also contribute to facilitating the quality of life as with operated cataracts people are more likely to undertake and spend more time on productive activities and are less likely to report receiving assistance with activities. 

Apart from sponsoring the UKCC, Hari Khemka, Chairman and MD, Aditya Group, has also donated a Phaco machine and provided entire infrastructure support for the centre. 

Dr Umang Mathur, CEO, Dr Shroff’s Charty Eye Hospital, Daryaganj, said, “An important feature of expanding capacity to treat cataract surgery is that coverage and care can reach everyone including the most disadvantaged populations. It is in this spirit that we have launched the UKCC, increasing the footprint of quality eye care services for all socioeconomic sections of society. The leading causes of avoidable blindness in India are cataracts and uncorrected refractive error, and SCEH is on a mission to eliminate the same by building sustainable models of healthcare delivery, enabled by effective partnerships, reducing health inequalities. We believe that access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right, transcending boundaries and social hierarchies.” 

Khemka said, “We are honoured to partner with SCEH, a premier eye care institution, in expanding cataract surgery services to patients across Delhi. This expansion will benefit the most underserved who often have no means to bear the cost of treatment of cataract surgery and live a life of isolation and despair. Diagnosing patients on time and taking prompt action to combat cataracts, will ensure that the burden of this avoidable disease, and its associated economic fallout, is significantly reduced.” 

 

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