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June 20, 2012

New ophthalmologist in Hetauda, Nepal

Dr. Pratibha Lama Joshi

Dr. Pratibha Lama Joshi

Dr. Pratibha Lama Joshi has been named the new Hospital Chief at Tilganga’s Hetauda Community Eye Hospital in Nepal. With support from HCP, Hetauda transitioned from a Community Eye Center to a Community Eye Hospital (CEH) in 2009 and offers 24-hour emergency services, telemedicine, patient education, and extensive outreach.

After the eye hospital opening in 2008, the number of yearly surgeries steadily increased from 135 in 2008 to 3,320 in 2011. The goal for 2012 is 3,500 surgeries.