Capital: New Delhi
Offical Languages: Hindi and Englsih
Estimated population: 1.21 billion
The ORBIS Flying Eye hospital is visiting Kolkata for the fourth time to conduct an intensive training and skills exchange programme.
The programme is also helping to raise public attention on the eye care conditions and challenges faced both in India and worldwide. Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex will be visiting the Flying Eye Hospital in support of ORBIS’s efforts to tackle the issue of avoidable blindness worldwide.
Local ophthalmologists will benefit from advanced subspecialty training and ORBIS will be furthering medical education across the region's eye care professionals, including optometrists, nurses, anaesthesiologists and biomedical engineers.
The programme has a particular focus on improving the delivery of paediatric ophthalmic services in the region, including the development of a retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) referral system and is working in partnership with the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, Disha Eye Hospital and Sankara Nethralaya.
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