Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital Invests in Nairobi with vision of Improving Access to Eye Care

Indian High Commissioner to Kenya, Rahul Chhabra and Professor Amar Agarwal, Chairman of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals cut the ribbon at the Naiorbi unit's launch recently

Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, one of the top 5 eye hospitals in India has today inaugurated its specialized center in Nairobi. The hospital is committing to improve access to comprehensive eye care in Kenya.

With an investment of USD 2 million in technology and advanced equipment, the hospital will offer a range of services that include High-tech Caracts, Keratoconus and Glaucoma Management, treatment for Retinal Diseases, Squint, Oculoplasty and Paediatric eye care.

The hospital also has a Modular Operating Theatre with a viewing gallery and state of the art equipment and it is bringing timely eye care needed to prevent and control visual impairments to patients of all ages.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. Jyotee Trivedy, the Medical Director in Nairobi said that the hospital’s aim is to provide quality eye care efficiently to all fellow Kenyans. “Besides being the place for treating eye ailments, we will also focus on building awareness of Kenyans that will lead to better understanding of the importance of eye care” added Dr. Jyotee.

Speaking during the event, Professor Amar Agarwal, Chairman of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals said that the testimony to the group’s transparency is best illustrated by the fact that it is the only eye care group with a viewing gallery from where surgery can be observed live.

“We want to make it possible for all Kenyans to access eye care services in easily and we shall therefore open multiple centers across Kenya starting with Mombasa, Kisii and Nakuru.

The Indian High Commissioner to Kenya, Rahul Chhabra, lauded the move which comes at a time when India has echoed its commitment to partner in the industrial development of Kenya with one of the key focus areas being pharmaceuticals and health care.

“Health is a sector that is in line with Kenya’s big four social economic goals and I am happy that Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital is already a live example of the value that deeper ties between Kenya and India can produce,” said Rahul Chhabra.

“We believe that seeing is the best gift of life. We look forward to serving Kenyans” added Dr. Jyotee. Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital is nestled in Nairobi’s Westlands area, Goodman Towers, Waiyaki Way, 2nd Floor.