Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals will invest over Rs 300 crore in Maharashtra in the next 18-24 months to set up 20 eye care facilities across Mumbai and the rest of the state
Mumbai-based Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital has merged with Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, becoming the 100th centre of the eye hospital chain. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital is a four-storey hospital in Wadala in the heart of Mumbai. Prof Dr S Natarajan, a third-generation ophthalmologist, will be the Chief of Vitreo Retina services of Dr Agarwals Group of Eye Hospitals.
Talking about the development, Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals, said, “We are delighted that Aditya Jyot eye Hospital, which is counted as among Mumbai’s top eyecare facilities, is now a part of Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals. This is a very significant milestone for us as we have hit a century with this merger. Aditya Jyot Hospital becoming a part of our chain has taken our total tally of eyecare facilities across India and abroad to 100.”
“The merger of Aditya Jyot Hospital with our chain is only a start for Maharashtra. We plan to invest over Rs 300 crores in Maharashtra to set up 20 eye hospitals across the state and over 100 outreach clinics in the next 3 years. We have a Rs 1,000 crore expansion plan to increase our footprint pan-India to 200 hospitals in the next three years, along with 500 outreach centres.” he added.
Said Dr S. Natarajan, Chairman, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai, “We are proud to officially become a part of the renowned Dr Agarwals Eye Hospitals chain. Our association with the Group goes back over 20 years and we have a shared vision of making technology-driven quality eye care available to all. With this merger, we will channelise our combined expertise to take Aditya Jyot eye hospital to even further heights of medical excellence and patient satisfaction.”
Said Dr Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals: “We are excited to grow our presence in Mumbai along with Aditya Jyot eye hospital, one of the premier eye hospitals in the city. Dr Natarajan is a legend in the field of ophthalmology and has done some phenomenal work in vitreo-retinal surgery. His experience will benefit the entire network at large. He has also been a guiding force to many budding eye specialists in the country, and we are excited to partner with him. Over and above this, we are embarking on a massive programme to provide holistic eye care through our digital platform, and also serves customers through our online optical retail channel. Quality eyecare will now be available at the patients’ doorstep via the outreach clinics and through the digital platform especially, in tier II and III towns.”