Gen Rodrigues Inaugurates GEI Mohali

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GEI, the region’s leading Eye Care chain, formally announced the launch of its regional eye clinic and surgery centre, GEI Mohali, here yesterday. GEI Mohali, located at the premises of Ivy Hospital, Sector 71, Mohali, was inaugurated by His Excellency Governor of Punjab, Gen. (Retd.) SF Rodrigues. With the launch of GEI Mohali, GEI is bringing its signature premier eye care services at affordable rates to the residents of Mohali.

GEI’s flagship centre, GEI Chandigarh, was established in 1993 with the aim of providing top quality eye care services. GEI is the world’s fourth JCI accredited chain of eye care hospitals and the first in India to be certified ISO 9001:2000. Joint Commission International (JCI), US, is the international division of the Joint Commission, the body that certifies hospitals in the US. JCI Accreditation is the world’s highest quality accreditation for hospitals outside the US.

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GEI Mohali caters to all major eye ailments ranging from retinal disorders, glaucoma and cataract in adults to squint in children and more. In cataract alone, various options from premium phaco-emulsification to economical sutureless intraocular lens (IOL) implantation are available at GEI Mohali. Available diagnostics procedures include Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for corneal and retinal diseases and glaucoma; Lasik work up for removal of glasses; Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) for various retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular-degeneration (ARMD); besides many other diagnostic facilities.

Speaking on the opening of GEI Mohali, Dr SPS Grewal, CEO, GEI said, “It is our great pleasure to bring the GEI experience to Mohali with the launch of GEI Mohali today. We have been striving to expand our regional footprint and provide the same quality & trust that GEI is synonymous with, to people in various locations. We will soon have four centres in four states with the formal launch of our Shimla center this month.”

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Staying at forefront of technology, introducing latest diagnostic and surgical procedures has been the philosophy and vision at GEI. GEI was the first centre in the entire Indian Sub-Continent to offer the revolutionary ‘Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin’ (C3R) Treatment for the dreaded Keratoconus disease that is otherwise untreatable. These innovations are delivered to patients with compassion and considerate care that define the GEI Experience. GEI has a satisfied customer base of over 1,50,000 built over 15 years by offering patients the best of comfort & convenience, utilizing world class hospital administration & medical processes and engaging in community services.

GEI actively contributes to the advancement of eye care. Teams from GEI, led by Dr Grewal, have regularly been winning recognition & accolades for their contribution to ophthalmic sciences at various national & international platforms. GEI regularly conducts Continuous Medical Education (CME) programs & symposiums to share the knowledge and experience with practicing ophthalmologists & general medical practitioners. GEI holds various public awareness programs to educate general public regarding various eye disorders, their treatment and the available eye care services. Free Eye Camps by GEI are also conducted on a regular basis in the entire region.

GEI (Grewal Eye Institute), with facilities at Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali and Shimla, is the region’s leading Eye Care chain. GEI also offers India’s first professional BSc (Hons) degree course in Optometry and Ophthalmic Techniques under the GEI School of Optometry affiliated to IGNOU. GEI Roshni is an NGO which assists poor eye patients in need of treatment.

Mandeep Puri is a freelance writer who has been a Tribune crime reporter, business, sport, entertainment and municipal reporter. Contact Mandeep at his blog mandeeppuri.blogspot.com or at NewsBlaze.