Drashti netralaya started working with the dream of blindness free zone with quality concern and single standard of care for all whether the person is rich or poor. It works in spirit of collabration with local communites, 69 % of which is tribal. It gives free of cost services to poor tribal patients. The treatment includes free of cost examination, treatment and surgery, glasses, medicines, transport, food, toys and ancillary services. The mission of the college is "To provide Best and Latest vision care with concern and compassion to needy irrespective of his/her being rich or poor , through a professionally committed team for preventive and curative ophthalmic care, Free of cost or at affordable rates with a prime priority on safety and well being of the individual.
To provide Best and Latest vision care with concern and compassion to needy irrespective of his/her being rich or poor , through a professionally committed team for preventive and curative ophthalmic care, Free of cost or at affordable rates with a prime priority on safety and well being of the individual."
Dr. Mehul shah and Dr. Shreya shah, eye care professionals, after completing their Graduation and Post Graduation, being inhabitant of Dahod, falling in the second largest tribal belt of India, felt the need to initiate similar work in its neighboring villages. For that reason they started a clinic “Drashti Netralaya”, with the help of meager amount form parents and bank loan for the purchase of basic equipments(instruments) before 18 years (March-1992). They started working as private practitioners, keeping the actual goal in mind. Saturday’s were devoted as free days with the literal meaning “free from cost”.
People slowly started recognizing the work. Eventually Saturday’s came to be recognized as “Ophthalmic Mission Activity”. The requirement of free services increased day by day and need was felt to extend it to Fridays too by the end of a year. Work proceeded for 6 years (up to May-1998) in this similar routine and a basic infrastructural unit was developed which could handle 5 to 6 cataract surgeries per day with intraocular lens implantation by phaco emulsification machine.
Contact Details of Drashti Netralaya, Dahod
Address:Dr. Shreya Mehul Shah, Administrative Director,Nr. G.I.D.C., Chakalia Road,Dahod - 389151,Gujarat, India