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By Shenoy, Suchitra; Mehta, Pavithra K.
In 1976, fifty-eight-year-old Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (or Dr V as he is better known) founded Aravind - an eye clinic run out of a rented home, with no money, business plan or safety net.
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By Mehta, Pavithra; Shenoy, Suchitra
The Aravind Eye Care System reinvented the rules of business to restore sight to the blind. Based in India, it is the world's largest provider of eye care delivers surgical outcomes that equal or surpass those of developed countries - at less than 1 percent of the cost. In thirty...-five years it has treated over 32 million patients, the vast m...Read more
By Mehta, Pavithra K.; Shenoy, Suchitra
The Aravind Eye Care System, based in India, is the world's largest provider of high-quality eye care. This book explores Aravind's history and the distinctive philosophies, practices, and commitments that are the keys to its success.
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The extraordinary true story of the largest blindness-prevention organisation in the world. In 1976, 58-year-old Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (or Dr V as he is better known) founded Aravind - an eye clinic run out of a rented home, with no money, business plan or safety net. All th...at the hospital had were eleven beds, a visionary doctor and a seemingly impossible mission: to eliminate curable blindness. today, Aravind Eye Care System is the largest and most productive blindness-prevention organisation in the world. It has performed over 4 million surgeries and treated over 32 million patients. In India, which has more than 12 million visually handicapped persons, and where the majority live at bare subsistence level, Aravind has made eye-restoring surgery affordable and accessible by treating a third of its patients free of cost. And it has become the global benchmark in eye care, offering a comprehensive range of services, with a marketing strategy that targets those least able to pay. So much so that a case study on Aravind is mandatory reading for every MBA student at the Harvard Business School. INFINItE VISION tells this extraordinary story. the authors go beyond the facts and figures to delve deep into the ethos that drives the organization and the man who founded it.Read more
The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don't), it deliv-ers services for one percent of th...e cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is com-pletely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story.Read more
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