Shija hospital aiming for an eye care hospital, asserts group director during `Torsional Phaco` launch

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IMPHAL, June 25: The Shija Hopital and Research Institute (SHRI), Langol is aiming to set up a hospital entirely for Eye care and treatment where a dedicated Eye bank could also come up.

This was stated by Kh Palindro, director SHRI during a function held today at the Shija Hopital to officially launched Torsional Phaco (Infiniti Platform), a hi-tech machine used in Cataract operation.

Palin further said the Torsional Phaco was installed at the SHRI few months back and it is proving to be beneficial as more than 1500 patients have so far been successfully operated upon using this high-tech machine.

Using this hi-tech machine, cataract operations can now be completed within a few minutes, Palin said.

While speaking to media person Dr Kh Palin also disclosed that Torsional Phaco was brought to Manipur at the cost of Rs 38 lakh with an objective to save medical expenses incurred by cataract patients of the state who had to go outside the state for cataract operations.

With the installation of the Torsional Phaco, a cataract patient can now be successfully operated upon at SHRI at the cost of about Rs 15,000 depending on the eye lens Palin said adding that a patient could spend a minimum of Rs 50,000 when he has to leave the state for a cataract operation.

He also stated that installation of Torsional Phaco was a part of the Shija Eye Care Foundation and the hospital is looking forward for further advances in medical treatment in the state.

The function was also attended by commissioner (health and family welfare), Moses Chalai, managing director SHRI, S Judindro, HOD of SHRI Eye Care Foundation, Dr. M Lala and Dr. Rajnikanta of the Manipur Blindness and Control Society.

Later, a demonstration of a cataract operation was also held today at SHRI wherein a Myanmarese national was successfully operated upon with the Torsional Phaco.

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