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"Transforming Regional Institutes of Ophthalmology (RIO) into Centres of Excellence"

May 30, 2014
  1. To take stock of the situation in different RIOs for transforming them into Centres of Excellence. A broad frame work for this objective is proposed to be discussed.
  2. To learn from Aravind Eye Care the various nuances of the intensive para medical training and to see how these can be integrated into Public Systems for optimal utilization of the services of Eye doctors.
  3. To study the various procedures relating to the maintenance of equipment in Aravind Eye Care with a view to replicate the same in Public Institutions.
  4. To study the cost effective procurement procedures of Aravind Eye Care in so far as medicines and equipment.
  5. To study the possibility of establishing linkages between Aravind Eye Care and the RIOs in so far as provision of Eye Care through Tele Medicine.

Shri. R.D. Tulsiraj Executive Director Aravind Eye Care System Madurai Tamil Nadu

Participated States
  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Bihar
  4. Chhattisgarh
  5. Delhi
  6. Gujarat
  7. Goa
  8. Himachal Pradesh
  9. Jharkhand
  10. Karnataka
  11. Mizoram
  12. Punjab
  13. West Bengal
  14. Rajasthan
  15. Tamil Nadu