JOINED IN 2004
As of November, 2019 :
Several tribal groups inhabit the Nilgiris mountain range. They are devoid of both modern amenities and primary health care facilities. This tribal population is part of the community the hospital in Krishnankovil is serving. The Sankara Rural Eye Hospital is located near the temple town of Srivilliputhur around 70 kilometers south of Madurai. The state-of-the-art facility is oriented towards providing patient-friendly care. Our trained and service oriented physicians possess the clinical and surgical expertise to provide medical and surgical care for all ophthalmic conditions and diseases. This institution has been established to provide quality eye care to the Southern Tamil Nadu. It was inaugurated on February 4th, 2004 by Sri. Vijay Kumar IAS, Collector of Ramanathapuram District and Sri Mohamed Aslam IAS, Collector of Virudhunagar District.
It is operating from the renovated hospital campus handed over to the trust by Dr. Vivekananda Raja and family and is receiving support from philanthropists – Mr. Dasi Bhudrani, international service organization -Sight Savers International and the National Programme for Control of Blindness. After coming into the Sankara family, the hospital has been renovated, modernized and set for the standard Sankara stands for, including self-sufficiency. Built in over 6.1 acres’ land, the hospital is a 225 bed capacity facility. At present the hospital employs over 8 Doctors including 2 Full Time Ophthalmologists, 4 Fellows in Ophthalmology and 2 from General Medicine and 67 Administrative and Paramedic Staff.