The eye care institute performs 20,000 corneal transplants V Prasad transplantation by becoming first institute in the world. The world record achieved in the 25th year of the establishment of LVPEI’s Ramayamma International Eye Bank, its largest eye bank in Asia, it said. Felicitating the cornea and eye Bank teams, AP and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan lauded their efforts and quality eye care.
The statement release said, “He wanted all hospitals to emulate LVPEI’s model of affordable and low cost healthcare within reach of common man. Governor asked the health ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to convene an urgent meeting of all corporate hospitals to arrive at a solution on how the LVPEI model of low cost, affordable healthcare for common man can be carried forward”.
The release quoted him as saying, We have a concentration of hospitals in urban pockets and lack of proper medical facilities for rural populace. These hospitals, instead of opening more branches in the cities, should move to rural areas.