Tilganga Eye Hospital has launched the ‘Tilganga City Eye Centre’ in Chuchchepati, Kathmandu, with the aim of offering comprehensive eye-related treatments.

Operated by a team from Tilganga Eye Hospital, this center has been established under a public-private partnership (PPP) approach, aiming to provide essential eye care services to those in need.

The inauguration of the Center took place on Saturday, with Prof. Dr. Sanduk Ruit, the Executive Director of Tilganga Eye Foundation, and Dr. Rita Gurung, the Chief Executive Officer, presiding over the event.

Starting today, the Center will provide a range of services, including complex surgical procedures and routine eye check-ups.

The services available at the Center encompass cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, cornea and retina treatment, as well as the management of lazy eye conditions.

Additionally, the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) have formalized an agreement to expand eye healthcare services. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of the Minister for Health and Population during a ceremony.

According to the MoU, the TIO will supply advanced medical equipment to the KAHS, facilitating the expansion of eye healthcare services in Karnali Province.

Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet expressed optimism that this MoU would enable the provision of modern eye treatment to the remote areas of Karnali Province. He also committed to cooperating and strategizing to enhance eye care services.

Dr. Sanduk Ruit, the founder and director of TIO, revealed that the institute would provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to KAHS. He emphasized that this partnership would not only expand eye care services but also strengthen the eye disease treatment department within TIO.

Dr. Mangal Rawal, Vice Chancellor of KAHS, expressed excitement about the MoU and pledged to commence various forms of eye treatments within a few months, once the promised medical equipment becomes available.