Base Hospital and Eye Outreach Works
Our daily work runs in the 50 bedded Dr Salins Eye Hospital in the heart of Bidar. From this base we conduct all our other operations and programs.
We conduct Free Eye Camps in and around the Bidar district regularly. These eye camps are a vital part of the continuing work of Velemegna, for the relatively simple surgery restores sight to thousands of people who would otherwise be severely limited in their ability to earn a modest living. We also provide school eye screenings and approximately 25,000 patients are screened annually in the hospital. In addition to this, around of 15,000 patients are screened annually at the eye camps. On an average there are 50 camps and more than 3000 eye surgeries, the majority being cataract surgery, are conducted each year. 50% of these services are done free of cost.
Our endeavour is to make Dr. Salins Eye Hospital a hospital of excellence by using the most advanced equipment and techniques in eye care. Within our hospital there is a pharmacy and opticians to cater for general eye health.