Eye Hospitals in Kerala
Kerala is located on the south-western part of India with a six hundred km long coast-line along the Malabar Coast of Arabian Sea. It is known as the “God’s own land” for its natural beauty and is famous for its back-waters. It has an area of 38,863 square km and a population of 33,387,677 as per 2011 census. It has fourteen districts and the official language of the state is Malayalam.
Kerala has seen tremendous growth in the healthcare sector. Its achievements can be seen in high literacy rate, low infant mortality rate and increases life expectancy. The state government provides organised world-class facilities to its people. Health services in the state are offered by private and public institutions both through Ayurvedic and Allopathic system of treatment.
A program known as ‘Healthcare in Kerala’ is offering comprehensive health services in the state including launching of health care programs, creating career opportunities in healthcare sector and launching numerous healthcare products.
The state government requires regularising and controlling private players in the healthcare sector which have grown tremendously during the past twenty years. The state has promoted health tourism extensively with an aim to provide medical services to patients from within and outside the country at an affordable rate resulting in an extreme increase in the number of patients visiting the state for treatment.
Eye care is an important part of healthcare and in Kerala there are many eye care centres that provide high level eye care treatment and services. Some of these eye care hospitals include:
- Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Kottayam
- Chaithanya Eye Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram
- Department of Ophthalmology, Travancore Medical College
- Amardeep Eye Care Hospital, Kollam
- Najath Hospital, Kochin
- Sabitha Eye Care Hospital, Pathanamthitta