Eye Hospitals in Meghalaya
Meghalaya is one of the seven north-eastern states of India with a population of 3,211,474 as of 2016. It has an area of 22,430 square km approximately. Shillong is the capital and also the largest city of the state.
The healthcare department of the state is making concrete efforts to provide best healthcare facilities to its people in urban and rural areas. District hospitals are being equipped with advanced medical facilities so that the best possible treatment is available to the people of the state. Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) has been launched in the state to cover all the citizens excluding central government and state government employees. MHIS provides financial aid for hospitalisation.
The health sector is being looked after by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Meghalaya. It offers services for prevention, control and cure of various diseases. Several healthcare schemes have been launched for the benefit of children, women and weaker sections. Some of the schemes launched by the government are National Leprosy Eradication Program; National Malaria Eradication Program; National Program for Control of Blindness; TB Control Programme; Integrated Disease Surveillance Project; Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathic (AYUSH); etc.
Some of the major hospitals in the state are North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences; Civil Hospital, Shillong; KJP (Gordon Roberts) Hospital; Nazareth Hospital; Meghalaya Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Science; etc.
Apart from these, healthcare services are also being provided through Community Health Centres (CHC), Primary Health Centres (PHC) and Sub Centres.
There are many eye care hospitals and institutes in Meghalaya such as Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Science, Shillong; Mission Nethralaya, Shillong; Bawri Nethralaya, Shillong, etc.