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Dr. Agarwal’s Opens New Eye Hospital in Kochi

In Health
December 20, 2022

Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, one of the largest eyecare chains in India, has opened a new tertiary care eye hospital in Kochi. Jayasurya, the famous Malayalam actor and film producer, inaugurated the hospital in the presence of Dr. Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr. Agarwal’s Group; Dr. Sony George, Regional Head – Clinical Services, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Kerala Central, and the entire staff of the new facility.

Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals is already present in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam in Kerala. The new tertiary centre in Kochi with its modern facilities and team of ophthalmic experts will be headed by Dr. Sony George. It will cater to the comprehensive ophthalmic needs of the people of Ernakulam District and serve as a referral hub for super speciality care from the hospital’s secondary care centres coming up in the neighboring districts of Kottayam, Trichur , Aleppey, Idukki and Pathanamthitta. To mark its foray into Kochi, the new hospital is offering free consultations for patients till January 31, 2023.

Spread across 8,000 sq. ft., and located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Padma Junction, Kacheripady, the hospital features high-end facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of cataract, glaucoma, neuro ophthalmology, retinal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, corneal services, and paediatric ophthalmology diseases, among others. It offers a wide array of super-specialty eyecare services, including advanced surgical procedures such as Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS), Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery, and vitreo retinal surgeries. The Kochi hospital has 5 experienced doctors and over 15 paramedical staff. It also houses a pharmacy and an optical center.

In his address, Jayasurya said, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has successfully established itself as a top eye care destination in the country, thanks to it unwavering commitment to quality and innovation in its services for decades. Hence, it gives me immense satisfaction to inaugurate its new centre in Kochi. The importance of eyes for our health, wellbeing, productivity, independence, and dignity cannot be over emphasized. Hence, we should take all precautionary measures to maintain and boost the health of our eyes. It is also important to seek professional eye care when necessary, and do eye checkup regularly. I appreciate Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital for coming forward to offer free consultations to people in Kochi for over a month from today.

Talking about the group’s presence in Kerala and its future expansion plans, Dr. Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, said: “Kerala has always been an integral part of our expansion strategy in South India. We are happy to open a greenfield center in Kochi, following the overwhelming success of our existing hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam. We aim to open 10 new centers in Kerala in the next 2-3 years. Soon major cities such as Kozhikode, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla will have our presence. In addition to hospitals, we also plan to set up our vision centers under the brand of “20|20 Eye Care by Dr Agarwal’s” especially in non-metro and rural areas with the objective of enhancing our reach across the length and breadth of the state. We are planning to invest Rs. 100 crores over the next 2-3 years for these future plans.”

Talking about the eyecare services offered at the new Kochi hospital, Dr. Sony George, Regional Head – Clinical Services, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Kerala Central said, “Kerala enjoys a high literacy rate. People are aware of the nature of eye diseases and their treatment. They expect high-quality eye care. Responding to their demand, and in line with our guiding principles, the new hospital in Kochi is bringing standardized eye care services, best facilities, and state-of-the art infrastructure to the city. With leading doctors on board, we will offer super-specialty and end-to-end eye care services.”

Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital currently has 135 hospitals in its network, out of which 114 are in India, and the rest in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. In India, as part of its strategy for continuous expansion, the chain is looking at opportunities with higher focus on emerging markets such as Kerala, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.