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Eye bank opened at government hospital in Warangal

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BC Welfare Minister B. Saraiah inaugurates the new facility

Backward Classes Welfare Minister B. Saraiah inaugurating the eye bank at the regional eye hospital in Hanamkonda on Saturday.– Photo: M. Murali
Backward Classes Welfare Minister B. Saraiah inaugurating the eye bank at the regional eye hospital in Hanamkonda on Saturday.– Photo: M. Murali

For the first time in government sector, an eye bank was set up here at the Regional Eye Hospital on Saturday with an estimate of Rs. 2 crore.

Backward Classes Welfare Minister B. Saraiah inaugurated the new facility and said this would help give eyesight to many people. The facility will enable the doctors collect the cornea of dead within six hours and store in the bank. This could be given to those whose lost sight due to damage to the cornea.

The Minister said all the referral hospitals in the State were being added new facilities and it was decided to sanction more funds to the regional eye hospital in Warangal to create further facilities.

Warangal MP S. Rajaiah, Joint Collector P.S. Pradyumna, hospital superintendent Panduranga, district medical and health officer Sambasiva Rao and others were present.


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