· Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals will invest over Rs 300 crore in Maharashtra in the next 18-24 months to set up 20 eye care facilities across Mumbai and rest of the state
· India’s leading eyecare chain has devised a Rs 1,000 crore expansion plan to increase its footprint across the globe by establishing 100 new hospitals in the next 3 years and over 500 vision centres, along with a strong digital presence
Aditya Jyot Eye hospital, one of Maharashtra’s leading eyecare facilities founded by Padma Shri Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan in 1990, has merged with Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals, becoming the 100th centre of the eye hospital chain.
Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital, founded in 1957, is led by Chairman Prof. Amar Agarwal. He is a pioneer in the field of eyecare, known for several ground-breaking surgical innovations. Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospitals now has a total network presence of 100 hospitals spread across India and Africa. The Group’s presence spans across 11 countries and over 10 states in India. Its facilities are staffed by a team of over 400 ophthalmologists and 4,000 employees. They have treated over 12 million patients so far and offer not only quality eyecare, but also academic and research programs in ophthalmology and related fields. The chain has been on a growth spree across the country, with more than 60 units added to its network in the past five years alone.
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital is a four-storey hospital in Wadala in the heart of Central Mumbai. The first NABH Accredited eye hospital in the city, it is one of the very few facilities with all specialities of eyecare under one roof, making cross consultation easy and seamless. It has cutting-edge facilities both for basic and advanced diagnostic tests and surgeries. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the most trusted eyecare hospitals in Mumbai.
Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan, a third-generation ophthalmologist, is considered an authority in Vitreo Retinal Surgery worldwide. He has individually performed over 60,000 retina surgeries and trained more than 60+ retina surgeons across the world. Credited with introducing pioneering technology and innovation in vitreo-retinal, he is a charter inductee in the Retina Hall of Fame by the American Society of Retina Specialists. He will now be the Chief of Vitreo Retina services of Dr. Agarwals Group of Eye Hospitals.
Talking about the development, Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Aditya Jyot eye Hospital, which is counted as among Mumbai’s top eyecare facilities, is now a part of Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals. This is a very significant milestone for us as we have literally hit a century with this merger. Aditya Jyot Hospital becoming a part of our chain has taken our total tally of eyecare facilities across India and abroad to 100.”
“The merger of Aditya Jyot Hospital with our chain is only a start for Maharashtra. We plan to invest over Rs 300 crores in Maharashtra to set up 20 eye hospitals across the state and over 100 outreach clinics in the next 3 years. We have a Rs 1,000 crore expansion plan to increase our footprint pan-India to 200 hospitals in the next three years, along with 500 outreach centres.” he added.
Said Dr. S. Natarajan, Chairman, Aditya Jyot eye Hospital, Mumbai: “We are proud to officially become a part of the renowned Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospitals chain. Our association with the Group goes back over 20 years and we have a shared vision of making technology-driven quality eyecare available to all. With this merger, we will channelize our combined expertise to take Aditya Jyot eye hospital to even further heights of medical excellence and patient satisfaction.”
Said Dr. Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals: “We are really excited to grow our presence in Mumbai along with Aditya Jyot eye hospital, one of the premier eye hospitals in the city. Dr. Natarajan is a legend in the field of ophthalmology and has done some phenomenal work in Vitreo-retinal surgery. His experience will benefit the entire network at large. He has also been a guiding force to many budding eye specialists in the country, and we are excited to partner with him. Over and above this, we are embarking on a massive program to provide holistic eyecare through our digital platform, and also service customers through our online optical retail channel. Quality eyecare will now be available at the patients’ doorstep via the outreach clinics and through the digital platform especially, in tier 2 and 3 towns.”