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Sri City to build eye care hospital, research facility

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 03, 2013

Signs pact with Sankara Nethralaya

Sri City, an integrated business city near Chennai, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Medical Research Foundation (of Sankara Nethralaya) to establish an eye care hospital and research facility inside the industrial complex.

The hospital is expected to benefit the people of the region and the employees of the industries inside Sri City.

Sri City Sankara Nethralaya will commence its services in the next three months with a 20-bed hospital and an operation theatre to perform surgeries. A full-fledged specialty eye care hospital, spread over 10 acres, will be built in three years.

“We intend to ensure quality and affordable eye care services to the poor and needy. As the full-fledged eye care hospital is expected to be completed in a period of three years, any complicated surgeries that require post-surgery back-up can be offered by Sankara Nethralaya Chennai till then,” said S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya.

Ravindra Sannareddy, MD, Sri City, said, “Thousands who travel to Chennai, Coimbatore or Pondicherry for their eye care need will be benefited, henceforth.”

Sri City is an emerging business city, located 55 km from Chennai.

It houses a special economic zone, domestic tariff zone and a free trade warehousing zone, built in partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Sri City is home to over 80 industries from 24 countries.

Started in 1976, Sankara Nethralaya is a well-known not-for-profit eye hospital in Chennai.

>swetha.kannan@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 03, 2013

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