Dubai, A leading Indian eye care institute will set up its centre in UAE''s Ras Al Khaimah emirate.
Hyderabad-based L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) (Gullapalli Nageswara Rao, Chairman) has signed an agreement with UAE''s RAK Hospital and Medfort Hospitals to set up an eye care facility in UAE''s Ras Al Khaimah emirate.
The new RAK LVPEI facility will come up near the RAK Hospital campus and is scheduled to be operational in a year.
The agreement was signed by Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital and ETA Star Healthcare and Dr G S K Velu, Chairman of Medfort Hospitals, at a function held in the presence of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute.
L V Prasad Eye Institute is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement and rehabilitation services, and high-impact eye health programmes.
It also pursues cutting-edge research and offers training in human resources for all levels of ophthalmic personnel.
Dr G N Rao, Chairman, LVPEI said that blindness and vision impairment are major public health problems all over the world, including the UAE.
"There is a great need to develop eye care centres of high quality in the area. At LVPEI, we are delighted to collaborate with RAK Hospital and Medfort in the development of world class eye care services, leading to the creation of a centre of excellence in eye care," Rao said.