A pathbreaking MOU was signed between ITM -Institute of Health Sciences and Free Ophthalmic Hospital’s Society( K.B. Haji Bachooali Charitable Opthalmic & ENT Hospital) at Mumbai on 6th June 2015 at K.B. Haji Bachooali Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
The Hospital is is engaged in providing eye care service for last 100 years, and has facilities to conduct more than 10000 surgeries per year under more advanced scientific and sterile conditions.the free Opthalmic society has started its free section since 1997, KBHB does cataract surgeries with intra-ocular lenses absolutely free.
ITM trust is a constituent part of ITM group of institutions, India which has established PGDM institutions in India at Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabd, Warangal and ITM global Leadership centres at Navi Mumbai & Chennai, in addition ITM has built 2 universities in Raipur and vadodara.and has programs in science, technology, engineering, Hotel management, Fashion design, Healthcare and Biosciences.
The objectiveof this association is to carry out collaborative activities of common interest to establish ITM Eye centre at ITM IHS Panvel , managed by FOHS to provide affordable testing and treatment to the unexplored rural masses and spread the eye care campaign in surrounding areas of Panvel and in raigad district. Care for low vision is a much neglected field in the field ophthalmology.so the initiative to start such service to the community by FOHS in association with ITM Trust and ITM -Institute of Health sciences.
The MOU was signed by Prof P V Ramana , Chairman, ITM TRUST & Dr Chandrashekar, Medical Director of K.B. Haji Bachooali Charitable Opthalmic Hospital.