The Bijayananda Patnaik Eye Centre, LVPEI's 18th Secondary Eye Care Centre, and the fourth secondary centre in the state of Odisha, was inaugurated on 1 March 2018 at Pabitrdiha, Keonjhar, in Odisha by Shri Pratap Jena, Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Odisha. The Chief guest was Shri Badri Narayan Patra, Hon’ble Minister for School and Mass Education. The guests of honour were Smt Sakuntala Laguri, Hon’ble MP, Shri Abhiram Naik, Hon’ble MLA and Shri Hrushikesh Naik, Chairperson, District Planning Committee of Kendujhar District. The land for the centre has been gifted by late Dr Bijayananda Patnaik and his wife Dr Rajinder Kalsi Patnaik. The Combat Blindness International, USA supported the construction of the hospital and equipment through a generous gift from the Jack Deloss Taylor Charitable Trust, USA.
Thursday, 1 March 2018