About the project :
Sitapur Eye Hospital has been a leading Tertiary careeye institute of India since 1947. Established in 1927,it has been serving the people of India for more than 90 years. Founded by Dr. M.P. Mehray Padma Bhushan, Padma Shree Rai Sahib, Rai Bahadur DR BC Roy Awardee in a small town called Khairabad, where patients were served in small huts and tents.Later on if has shifted to the present location in the year 1947. Sitapur Eye Hospital (SEH) serves more than 32 cities and towns in the states of Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Today the base hospital in Sitapur is a 500 bed facility and has more than 1500 beds amongst the rest of its 32 branches all over.
Invariably appreciated by various Leaders of the nation before and after independence from pre independence era of India, the hospital has been a center of great pride and excellence, which continues to serve the poor and rich with cost effective services and enthusiasm that remains unmatched. The history of this hospital has seen, great personalities such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Rajmata of Nepal,shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Sri V.V. Giri, Sir John F. Wilson amongst others visitors and appreciate the great work, being done by the institute.
The hospital is equipped with world class facilities equipment and instruments and continues to provide the international quality eye care at the lowest price possible in India. At its nucleus center alone in Sitapur, it serves more than 200000 patients every year and more than 4 lac patients between all its branches in the two state of UP and Uttrakhand This is besides the various Camps that the hospital organizes for the poor & underprivileged in various villages and districts, in order to bring awareness and service for better Eye Health.
The hospital also houses Nehru Institute of Ophthalmology & Research, which was established keeping in mind the growing consciousness of the people in the matter of specialized treatment and the need for more qualified personnel, in Ophthalmology. The foundation stone of this institute was laid in 1964, by the then President of India, Sri Dr. S. Radha Krishnan. In the year 1981,if was upgraded to regional institute of ophthalmology by govt.of india
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