Rapti Eye Hospital

Rapti eye hospital is located at Raksyachaur-2, Tulsipur, Dang, Rapti zone which is in the mid-western region of Nepal and has a population of 1.4 million. It has 4 Bigha (2.70 hectare) Land which is registered in the name of Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh.

According to the Nepal Blindness Survey of 1981 the prevalence of blindness in Rapti was 0.87% which was reduced to 0.13% in second survey of 2010 (RAAB Survey). Rapti Eye Hospital is 50 bedded eye hospital which was established in 1986 with the support of Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Norway. Later in 1996 a dialogue was held between NCA & NABP (Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted) investigating the possibilities of NABP taking over the NCA’s role as founding partner to the Rapti Eye Hospital, Dang. NABP showed interest not only in maintaining the previous eye care activities at the Hospital, but also in expanding activities in the field of Training/Rehabilitation of blind and partially sighted . NABP took over the role of NCA as funding partner to Rapti Eye Hospital, Dang on 1st January 1998 to 2011 and extended its support to Eye Health Program II, Lamahi from 2012.

There are two eye hospitals (Chhanda Kalebabu Narayani Eye Hospital and Lamahi Eye Hospital) five Primary Eye Care Centres (Salyan Eye Centre, Rukum Eye Centre-West, Rukum Eye Centre- East, Koilabash Eye Centre and Sulichuar Eye Centre-Rolpa). Rapti Eye Hospital has been upgraded from a secondary level to a tertiary level hospital which offers comprehensive eye care services such as curative, preventive, pro-motive, and rehabilitative services as well as four sub-specialty services in Retina, Cornea, Oculoplasty and Pediatric.