Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy

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Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy

Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy , a Padma shri awardee is a silent leader in the Eye Care History. This man, who is the founder of “The Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai” and the aurolab , has done around 100,000 eye operations in his career as an Ophthalmologist. The motive behind him bringing up this hospital was to provide free eye surgeries to the poor. He wanted to provide free surgeries to the non-affordable poor people in Indian Villages. He developed a model wherein the hospital was able to do surgeries to two-thirds of the patients for free with the aid obtained from the one-third of the remaining patients, who could afford to pay for their surgeries.

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