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Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Specialist eye care centre Medical Research Foundation, that runs the popular Sankara Nethralaya here, will set up a 20-bed hospital at Sri City, an integrated business township in Andhra Pradesh, a statement said Saturday.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purpose was signed here Saturday between Medical Research Foundation and Sri City, said the statement issued by Sri City.
The new 20-bed eye care hospital to be called Sri City Sankara Nethralaya is expected to benefit the people of the region and the employees of the industries inside Sri City, 60 km from here.
According to the statement, Sri City Sankara Nethralaya will build a full fledged speciality eye care hospital spread over 10 acre within three years time.
"As the full-fledged eye care hospital is expected to be completed in a period of 3 years, any complicated surgeries that require post-surgery backup can be offered by Sankara Nethralaya Chennai till then," S.S. Badrinath, chairman emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya was quoted as saying in the statement.
"The need for an eye care hospital in this region was lacking and with the entry of Sankara Nethralaya, this vacuum has been filled. Thousands who travel to Chennai, Coimbatore or Pondicherry for their eye care need will be benefitted henceforth," Ravindra Sannareddy, managing director at Sri City, was quoted as saying in the statement.