MGM Eye Institute (MGMEI) was established in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, in November 2004 with a mission to provide high quality comprehensive eye care services to all including the economically under privileged in an equitable manner. MGM is a self-sustained not-for-profit organization and provides services to the economically under privileged free of cost.
Apart from the clinical services, the institute is giving importance to education. The institute is offering DNB course under the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi and Optometry course under Sri Rawatpura, Sarkar University, Raipur.
MGMEI is recognized by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) for the training of international candidates, and by the govt. of India for the training of govt.ophthalmologists.
|Hospital Location||Beds (Free)||Surgeries (Free) 2019-20||Beds (Paid)||Surgeries (Paid) 2019-20|
Number of Outreach Camps (2019-20): 396
Dr. Deepshikha Agrawal
Dr. Agrawal completed her MBBS from Medical College, Jabalpur in 1985 and Post-Graduate Degree (MS) in Ophthalmology from S.S. Medical College, Rewa in 1990.
She did her Cornea segment fellowship from LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad and short-term fellowship from Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai. As a senior consultant, she has established Eye Care Services in Apollo Hospitals at Bilaspur&Bacheli. She has also worked as Chief Ophthalmologist in Mungeli and Rajnandgaon. She took the helm at MGM Eye Institute in 2001 and has been instrumental in its development.
Association with SEF, USA:
SEF, USA has been engaged with MGMEI since early 2018, when we agreed to provide the capital funding for the construction of two state of the art modular operating theaters OT1 and OT2 at a cost of INR 2.95 Crores. This was part of a larger 5 OT construction project at MGMEI. We mutually agreed that the two OTs funded by SEF USA would be exclusively for the purpose of conducting free cataract surgeries. Further, we agreed that in return the funding assistance, MGMEI will allocate a total of 20,000 free surgeries to the SEF, USA over a period of 4-5 years. These OTs became operational in February 2019. We have thus far been allocated about 6,400 free cataract surgeries, as of end-March 2020. As MGMEI strengthens its outreach model and its leadership team, we expect the rate of annual free cataract surgeries to increase. As stated earlier, MGMEI is an operationally self-sustaining institute that ensures that its mix of free: paid surgeries enables this financial model, thereby obviating the dependency on external funding for its operations. MGMEI prides itself on providing high quality of service to all its patients, which in turn is enabled by a strong medical team, and modern equipment and infrastructure. This is reflected in their consistently excellent post-surgery visual acuity outcomes.
Going forward, MGMEI plans to ramp up the volume of its free surgery services, nearly doubling the annual volume of free cataract surgeries by 2025, as they mature in the execution of their outreach model to ensure greater number camp with a larger area coverage and better camp productivity. This will be achieved while maintaining its medical quality and emphasis on financial self-sustenance.