CHENNAI / June 2019: Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, among the best-known destinations in Chennai for comprehensive and advanced eyecare since the last 60 years, has moved to a new and bigger location on TTK road, Alwarpet.
The state-of-the-art facility, among the biggest in the city spread across 30,000 sq. ft., was inaugurated by Thiru MK Stalin, Leader, DMK in the presence of Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Ltd. and Dr. Athiya Agarwal, Director, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Ltd. The expanded facility will offer comprehensive eyecare services and is equipped with latest equipment to conduct advanced and complex eye surgeries. More than 500 people pledged to donate their eyes on the occasion.
Said Thiru MK Stalin, Leader, DMK: “Over the decades, Tamil Nadu has carved a name for itself in the field of medical tourism, particularly in the field of ophthalmology. Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has become a popular choice for treatment related to eyes not only in Chennai but across the country. I still recall former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Kalaignar’s close association with Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital chain, its founder Dr. Jaiveer Agarwal, and his son Dr. Amar Agarwal. Dr. Kalaignar had inaugurated the earlier premises of the hospital and he usually used to get his regular eye check-ups done at the facility. I am sure that this new facility will set new standards in eye care and benefit the people of not only Chennai but other states too.”
Said Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital Ltd: “We are proud to set up this sprawling, world-class facility for eyecare, which is among the biggest and the most advanced in the city, backed by six decades of innovation. Since 1957, we have been consistently focusing on patient care and cutting-edge innovations in the field of eyecare. Our research has paved the way for state-of-the-art treatment and diagnosis, and enabled us to successfully handle very complex eye surgeries. The new facility will go a long way in ensuring that our renowned eyecare services are easily accessible to the people of Chennai and elsewhere.”
Said Dr. Ashvin Agarwal, Executive Director, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Ltd, “We are looking at adding anywhere between 50-75 hospitals to our network over the next 3-5 years with a major focus on metro cities as well as tier 2 and tier 3 towns. We have been at the forefront of
innovation in the field of ophthalmology with advanced procedures such a Glued IOL, SFT, PDEK, and PhakoNIT. We will also focus on educating, training and attracting young talent from across the globe to cater to the needs of the eyecare sector.”
Started as a small eyecare centre by Padma Bhushan recipient Dr. Jaiveer Agarwal in 1957, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has today grown to more than 61 centres in India and 17 centres overseas. Dr. Agarwal’s Healthcare Ltd. (DAHCL) recently raised Rs. 270 crore investment from Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore, to be used to expand its geographical footprint in India.