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Aravind Eye Hospitals and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology

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About Aravind Eye Hospitals and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology

The problem of avoidable blindness rapidly escalating remained a major cause of concern in the Indian healthcare scenario. In a developing country the government alone cannot meet the health needs of all owing to a number of challenges like growing population, inadequate infrastructure, low per capita income, aging population, diseases in epidemic proportions and illiteracy.

Realizing this, Dr. Venkataswamy  wished to establish an alternate health care model that could supplement the efforts of the government and also be self supporting. Following his retirement at age 58 in 1976, he established the GOVEL Trust under which Aravind Eye Hospitals were founded.
The hospitals were named after Sr Aurobindo, one of the 20th century's most revered spiritual leaders. In essence, Sri Aurobindo's teachings insist on transcendence into a heightened state of consciousness and becoming better instruments for the divine force to work through.

Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must also be the joy of doing something beautiful. Being of service to God and humanity means going well beyond the sophistication of the best technology, to the humble demonstration of courtesy and compassion to each patient.

Aravind Eye Hospitals and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology
University Name
Dr. MGR Medical UniversityT.N.
Affiliated to
Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
Year Established
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamilnadu, India
+91-452-435 6100,0452-532653-57,+91-452-253 0984,0452-532653-57
Other contacts
044-24740236,25671875,09444450600, 0452-534031
0452-530984,044-24742845, 25671253
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