Eye Hospitals in Goa
Goa is located in western India. It is the twenty fifth state of the country and touches Maharashtra and Karnataka. Goa is the smallest state of India by area with an area of 5400 square kilometre. Its total population is 1,457,723 and official language is Konkani. Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches along the Arabian Sea.
The state provides best healthcare facilities to its people through the Directorate of Health Services (DHS). It provides primary health services at an affordable cost to its citizens. In rural areas, health services are provided through an integrated network of health and family welfare system. There are several Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC), Community Healthcare Centres (CHC) and Sub Centres apart from Rural Medical Dispensaries and Medical Dispensaries. There are separate district hospitals – Hospicio Hospital and Asilo Hospital for South Goa district and North Goa district respectively. Also, there are four Urban Health Centres (UHC) in areas such as Panaji, Margao, Mapusa and Vasco-Da-Gama. The state has three specialised hospitals – Leprosy Hospital at Macazana, TB Hospital at Margao and Cottage Hospital at Chicalim. Furthermore, there are eighteen dental clinics, two homeopathic units, specialised centres for family welfare programmes, STD, etc. and for treatment of TB, malaria and eye diseases. For emergency services, EMRI 108 scheme was launched in 2008. This scheme provides emergency ambulance service in emergency within 18-20 minutes. There are two licensed and certified blood banks – one in Asilo Hospital in Mapusa and the other in Hospicio Hospital in Margao.
For eye care facilities there are several eye hospitals and mobile eye clinics in Goa including My Eye Hospital, Drishti Eye Hospital, Vrundavan Shalby Hospital, Vision Multi-speciality Hospital, etc.