Delhi eye-care chain now among Asia's largest
New Delhi, May 28: Delhi-based Center for Sight (CFS) has become one of Asia's largest eye-care chains with the aquisition of the New Vision Laser Center (NVLC), raising the number of its facilities to 35.
With the addition of NVLC and partnership with Rajasthan's leading eye surgeon, Ghulam Ali Kamdar, the CFS has become one of the largest network of Lasik and Laser based vision correction centers across Asia, Africa and Australia, its chairman, Mahipal Singh Sachdev, said Monday.
Before the acquisition, CFS had 22 centers across the National Capital Region, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. NVLC has 13 centers in Gujrat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
Sachdev said the group aimed to double its centers across the country by 2015.
"We expect that the expansion will come at a cost of Rs.150 crore," he added.
Sachdev said that while the healthcare had developed rapidly in the country, the eye-care sector had lagged behind and CFS aimed at filling that gap by expanding into tier 2 and 3 cities.
The expansion is proposed through new ventures, mergers and setting up specialty departments in the leading hospitals in the no-metro cities, he said.
Sachdev also said that the work was on for a 55,000 square feet super-specialty eye hospital in the capital's Dwarka area and that it will be finished within 18 to 20 months.
Speaking on the occasion, NVLC medical director Rupal Shah said the tie-up would bring NVLC's latest technologies to all the group's centers across the country.
According to Shah, NVLC specialised in LASIK and other laser correction therapies and had pioneered latest surgery techniques which allow for safer surgery and even better recovery times.
Shah added that LASIK or Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis is the leading surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness across the world.
CFS has also tied up with Kamdar's Jodhpur based Aastha Hospital and Research Center to become the largest eye-care provider in Rajasthan.
Kamdar said that with this partnership, the group would be able to provide even better service throughout Rajasthan and the country.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM HEALTH
PADMA RAO SUNDARJI
New Delhi, May 28: New Delhi’s interlocutor on Kashmir, Radha Kumar, on Monday termed the response of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to the report submitted by interlocutors' as puzzling. She slammed More
- Srinagar City
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, May 28: Three days on since Safa Kadal man Shabir Ahmed Bhat jumped into Jhelum when chased by stray dogs, his body is still untraced. The Superintendent of Police, north City Tahir Saleem More
Jammu, May 28: Patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Monday said that his party has earned credibility of the people through its convictions and commitments. He said that More
- South Asia
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, May 28: Describing settlement of Kashmir as prerequisite for peace and stability in the South Asia, the Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Monday said that More
Washington, May 28: A growing number of Americans are travelling to India to seek treatment for rare diseases through India's experimental embryonic stem cell therapy, according to an investigative report More
- Education and Career
Srinagar: For those who can make the professional commitment, social work proffers a wide range of practice settings. “It is a profession where one is expected to have a commitment to service,” says More