Kathmandu, July 22: PM KP Sharma Oli said that Tilganga Eye Academy has verified that an institution can seen rapid progress if it gets deft manager and skillful workforce.
Marking the 25th anniversary of the Tilganga Eye Academy’s establishment in Kathmandu today, the PM stressed that all should learn from Tilganga Eye Academy’s management as the institution has been successful to earn world wide prestige through its works.
Praising the works carried out by the Academy to eliminate blindness, the PM said the services of the academy should reach to all the nooks and corners of the country. Meantime, the PM also pledged continuous help from the government.
Also speaking on the occasion, Deputy PM and Health and Population Minister Upendra Yadav said that the Eye Hospital and Academy should be modernized as per the time and should be extended to the provincial level.
DPM Yadav also said since eye cure ahs been included in the fundamental health care the services of the hospital should be expanded to rural areas as well.
Putting forth his views on the occasion, Chief of the Academy Prof. Dr. Sanduk Ruit said the hospital has provided services to more than 350 thousand people and conducted 320 eye health camps providing light back to some 180 thousand people.
In the same programme, Tilganga Eye Academy was awarded a certificate as a WHO collaboration centre. WHO country representative Dr Jos Vandelaer presented the certificate to TIO chief executive officer Prof Dr Reeta Gurung.