Arya Veer Netra Chikitsalya, committed to eye care was started as weekly dispensary and grew to become daily dispensary and now under the leadership of Mr. Ashok Mahindru has become a full fledged 12 bed hospital with operation theatre, 9 doctors and other para-medical staff performing almost 1000 cataract and other surgeries and 3000 opds in a year.
Mr. Ashok Mahindru leads these initiatives under Mahindru Charitable Trust which is funded by the members of Mahindru family and provides financial support to various NGO in eye care. The trust is decided to enlarge the footprint of awareness campaigns for donation of eyes.
In 2005, Y. P. Mahindru eye bank and Cornea Transplant unit was setup at Niramaya charitable trust, an NGO founded and run by professionals. Y. P. Mahindru niramaya Eye bank provides cornea transplants free of cost. Niramaya .Charitable Trust runs 10 rural eye care centres to provide primary eye care. The transplants are carried out at fully equiped and reputable Ahooja eye hospital, gurgaon.
The experience of extremely successful arrangement has become the basis for new model proposed by Mr. Ashok Mahindru. This model describes the following:
One central eye bank attached to a complete Eye hospital and Ten remote prmary eye care & eye donation centres in rural areas Running two mobile vans as equipped medical units to integrate with primary remote centres.