Eye Hospitals in Rajasthan
Rajasthan, a bright and beautiful state in the north western part of India is home to various interesting places like the great Thar Desert, sacred Jain pilgrimage sight called the Dilwara Temples, three national tiger reserves and ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization. With its many treasures, Rajasthan stands as the largest Indian state in terms of area.
The availability and accessibility of efficient healthcare forms a crucial part of the management of every city. In Rajasthan, the healthcare sector has seen numerous developments in the recent past. Some of the healthcare schemes and facilities implemented by the Rajasthan government include:
- Aarogya Rajasthan
- Dhanvantari 108 Toll-free Ambulance Yojana
- National Mental Health Program
- Rajasthan Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojana
- Janani Express
- Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram
- Mukhya Mantri Nishulk Jaanch Yojana
- Mukhya Mantri Nishulk Dava Yojana
- Chief Minister’s BPL Jeevan Raksha Kosh Scheme
- Public Private Partnership Scheme
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) was introduced in Rajasthan in June, 2015. Under this scheme, a private party signs a contract with a public sector authority to provide medical services to people on behalf of the public sector authority. Initially around 90 out of the total primary health centres were handed over to private parties by the Rajasthan government. The private parties were asked to arrange skilled doctors and other medical staff, latest technology and infrastructure, 24-hour emergency schemes, free OPDs and efficient healthcare implementations among other things.
Although the Public Private Partnership has brought about some positive changes in the healthcare sector, some people believe that there is a need to improve primary healthcare services and increase healthcare budget in the state instead of simply giving way to privatization of every primary healthcare service in Rajasthan. The privatization move has led to many added out-of-pocket expenses for the people especially those living in rural areas. These expenses could have been reduced if the public sector was capable of providing good healthcare facilities to the people on its own.
Rajasthan is still struggling to improve many dangerous health issues like poor antenatal care, lack of immunization of children and diseases like malnutrition and anaemia. Thankfully, it has shown some improvements in aspects like institutional births and infant mortality rate.
Some powerful initiatives by the Rajasthan government to incorporate information technology in healthcare and bring about positive developments include:
- Saghan Nirikshan Abhiyan
- Pregnancy, Child Tracking and Health Services Management System
- Integrated System for Monitoring of PCPNDT Act Software
- ASHA Soft
The state hopes to see major improvements in the healthcare system in the coming years by making efficient use of all related schemes and initiatives.
Eye care industry forms a crucial part of the healthcare sector in every city. Basically the eye care industry looks into the medical diagnosis and treatment of eye related diseased and deformities. Rajasthan has numerous ophthalmic institutions that offer various eye related medical treatments. Some of these include the Centre for Sight Hospital in Jaipur, Bhaskar Eye and Children Hospital in Kota, Saroya Eye Hospital in Kota, Suvi Eye Hospital and Research Centre in Kota, Sanidhya Eye Hospital in Kota, Alakh Nayan Mandir Eye Hospital in Udaipur, Dr Anil Kothari Eye Hospital in Udaipur, etc.