Netra Rukshak Rural Eye Care Hospital is
run by Netra Rukshak Charitable trust, R.C.
Mehta Charitable trust.with Rotary Dist 3140.
It is sponsored by The International Academy
for Advances in Ophthalmology.
The hospital is situated in a small village
called Kadav, which is in Karjat Taluka, in
Raigad and is in a proclaimed Adivasi area-
A zone of extreme poverty with no ophthalmic
care in a 50 kilometer radius.The adivasi’s
are the poorest of the poor.
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A core principle of the Netra Rukshak Rural Eye Care Hospital
System is that the hospital must provide high quality services to the
poor as good as is available in any good hospital Bombay. This
principle is achieved through high quality, large volume care and a
well-organized system. Good donations have been the backbone of
this charitable venture.
At Netra Rukshak Rural Eye Care Hospital great stress is placed on
maximum utilization of resources. The hospital will have
well-equipped clinics with comprehensive support facilities.
Netra Rukshak Satellite System encompasses an advanced model for
rural eye care. Instead of conducting surgeries in the primary health
centers for rural camp surgeries, Netra Rukshak Rural Eye Care Hospital
model has suggested a model of one base camp hospital, with five
satellite centers with in 100 km radius of the hospital.
Waiting to be operated.
Outside The Operation Theater
Satellite Concept: The satellite centers
would screen patients in the villages and
send them to the base camp for further referral if
required. The base camp would conduct surgeries
and perform post-operative care While the satellite
centers would have minimal infrastructure to screen
patients, the base camp would be a well equipped
hospital with state of the art surgical instruments,
operation theatre, infection control and efficient
For the pilot project, a 50-bed charitable eye hospital
has being built in Kadav, with five satellite centers
commencing shortly within a 100 km range.
Operation in Progress
When it is fully completed.