JL Rohatgi Memorial Eye Hospital (JL Rohatgi Hospital) is the largest and the oldest eye hospital, and training institute for ophthalmology in Kanpur region. The eye hospital was established as a unit of 'Association for the Prevention of Blindness', Uttar Pradesh (UP), which was founded in Kanpur in 1946 with the mission to eradicate avoidable blindness in UP. Subsequently, an eye hospital was established in 1956 under the name of Kanpur Eye Hospital, which was later renamed as Dr. Jawahar Lal Rohatgi Memorial Eye Hospital.
At present, the hospital's innovative eye care delivery system is recognized as a model for other developing eye hospitals. All patients are accorded the same care and high-quality service, regardless of their economic status, as a result of a unique fee system and effective management. The Hospital, which has the distinction of being a productive eye care organization, in terms of surgical volume and the number of patients treated, follows the principle that large volume combined with a high-quality service results in low cost and self-sustainability.
JL Rohatgi Memorial Eye Hospital has been serving the community since 1958 and strives to provide the highest quality of eye care services. Over the years, the hospital has continuously improved and provided affordable eye care services to all. The hospital’s biggest achievement has been the high number of appropriately treated and satisfied patients since the day of its inception. The hospital has been conducting eye camps in Kanpur and surrounding districts for the last 60 years. It operated around 20,000 cases in 2018-2019, out of which, 17,000 were free. The hospital provides complete facilities for the management of eye diseases.
Apart from the regular eye out-patient department (OPD) where comprehensive eye examination is undertaken, the hospital also has a general wing.
Quality and patient safety are core pillars of the hospital. To ensure quality standards, the hospitalhas laboratory facility is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI) and the hospital has got pre-entry level accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH) providers.