Eye Hospitals in Tripura
Tripura is one of the seven north-eastern states of India and is bordered by Bangladesh on all three sides. It is a hilly state with a population of 3,671,032 and an area of 4,491 square km. It is home to various tribal groups. Tripura is a small state to only eight districts. Its official language is Bengali.
The health sector of the state is under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. There are around eleven rural hospitals and Community Health Centres (CHC), seventeen district hospitals, seventy nine Primary Health Centres (PHC), six hundred and thirty five sub centres, seven blood banks and seven blood storage centres. The birth rate, total fertility rate and infant mortality rate of the state is better in comparison to the national average. The state remains under the fear of diseases such as Malaria, Diarrhoea, Meningitis and Japanese Encephalitis.
Eye care facilities in the rural areas of Tripura are being provided by Tripura Vision Centre Project commissioned in 2007. It works in collaboration with the Ophthalmology Department of Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Arvind Eye Care System. It offers comprehensive primary and preventive eye care facilities to the rural people of the state. Under the Tripura Vision Centre Project, forty Vision Centres have been assigned the task of providing eye care facilities in three well-planned phases.