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L V Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar become the first institutes in the States of Telangana and Odisha to be empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

MoU signed

Hyderabad, 6 March 2020: The L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar become the first institutes in the States of Telangana and Odisha respectively to be empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. A formal MoU was signed between Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute and Dr Jitu Lal Meena, General Manager, Hospital Networking & Quality Assurance on 6 March 2020 to formalize this partnership.

Hospitals in the states of Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal and Delhi can currently apply for this empanelment. This empanelment will greatly benefit the poor out-station patients coming to our hospital from outside Telangana. Going forward, LVPEI will also apply for their Bronze standard of Accreditation for its secondary centres in Telangana and Odisha to help poor patients visiting these centres from the neighbouring states. The poor patients of Telangana and Odisha are already getting these benefits at...

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‘Pashyantu’ - Advanced Eye Care on Wheels

LVPEI OMC Eye Health Initiative

Bhubaneswar, January 16, 2020: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) along with Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) flagged off a Mobile Eye Diagnostic Van, ‘Pashyantu’ that aims to provide advanced eye care closer to people in different districts of Odisha. The mobile van was inaugurated by the honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, and would be covering every LVPEI Odisha Secondary Eye Care Centre (currently at Keonjhar, Rajgangpur, Rayagada, and Berhampur) twice a month. 

Many of the eye disorders, particularly glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) and retina (diabetic retinopathy) need advanced diagnostic tests and treatment by a specialist ophthalmologist. People need to visit specialists several times a year and for several years. The cost-effective method of care is to deliver these services closer to the people. A mobile vehicle that brings the high-end equipment and the specialists regularly at fixed period is one of the solutions. ‘Pa...

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LVPEI, IIM-A and IIPH win the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance CRC grant

L V Prasad Eye Institute, IIM Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad win first of its kind Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance CRC grant of about INR 10 crore

Ahmedabad, December 27, 2019:

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad have won a unique Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance Clinical/Public Health Research Center (CRC) grant of about INR 10 crore, to set up a first of its kind center for excellence in health outcomes research and economics.

The process of selection included a rigorous application submission stage, an international peer review stage and a final interview that spanned over six months from earlier in the year. The team includes Dr Raja Narayanan, Dr Anthony Vipin Das from LVPEI, Dr Chirantan Chatterjee from IIM Ahmedabad and Dr Murthy from IIPH, Hyderabad. Dr. Narayanan is the PI for the project and other members are co-PIs.

The team will be advised by an international advisory board of health economists and medical outcomes researchers from Harvard and Stanford ...

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