Inauguration of Aravind Eye Hospital at Kovilpatti
Aravind’s 14th hospital and 7th secondary hospital was inaugurated at Kovilpatti by Mr. T. Lakshmi Narayanan, Retired IAS Officer on 29th September 2019. Dr. T.R. Dinakaran, Managing Director, Sri Ramalinga Mills, Aruppukottai; Tmt. Hamsapriya Srinivasan, Chennai; Mr. Everest Ramachandran, Kovilpatti; Prof. Dr. R. Perumalsamy, Pro-Chancellor, Noorul Islam University, Kanyakumari offered felicitations. Senior leadership team, managers and staff members were present during the inauguration. The 17,300 Sq.ft hospital facility has the capacity to handle nearly 4000 outpatients and perform about 6,000 eye surgeries a year. Like any other Aravind centre, the hospital will have 50% of the services as paying and 50 % as either free or at deeply subsidised rate. Mementos were presented to the guest by Dr. P. Namperumalsamy, Chairman-Emeritus, Aravind Eye Care System and to the construction agencies by Mr. G. Srinivasan, Director-Finance, Aravind Eye Care System. Dr. R. Ramakrishnan, Advisor, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli delivered vote of thanks.