History & Milestones
Dr Bharat Prasad Kashyap (15/1/30 – 7/12/1986)
The foundation of this hospital was laid by late Dr Bharat Prasad Kashyap. Completed his MBBS from Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital in 1955 Did his Master of Surgery (eye) from DMCH, Bihar in 1958 & D.L.O in 1962 from PMCH, Patna. He was appointed as civil assistant surgeon in 1956. He was state officer Trachoma control pilot project in Bihar and Aligarh in 1960. Assistant Prof. In R.M.C.H. from 1962 to 1965 & Associate Prof. from 1965 to 1975. He became Prof. And head of the department from 1975 onwards.
He had a wide vision & conducted blindness relief camps wherever posted. He happened to be in the top slot for many new procedures that were adopted by the ophthalmologists of India. Amongst the first few to start 10/0 nylon stitches & intra ocular lens implantation during cataract surgery. He was the first to start keratoplasty in this region in 1979 & amongst the pioneers for combined cataract & glaucoma surgery He began operating through the microscope from 1979.He was an excellent teacher and exemplary father and husband.
The Kashyaps have been pioneers in the field of professional eye care in Eastern India. With a unique legacy of 50 years and 4 generations of providing quality eye care to the community. It started with Late (Prof) Dr. T. B. Gupta (Grand Father of Dr. Bharti Kashyap) , FRCS, Edinburgh who was Prof. and H.O.D of Eye Department in Darbhanga Medical College Hospital and later became Director of Health, Bihar.Under his expert guidance his son Late Dr. Vinod Shankar Gupta became the Prof. Of Ophthalmology in DMCH and his student Late Dr. Bharat Prasad Kashyap (Father of Dr. B. P. Kashyap) becaume the HOD in RMCH, Ranchi. The credit for transformation of The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital from an eye clinic established in 1966 by Late Dr. Bharat Prasad Kashyap to all new super specialty hospital goes to his son and daughter- in- law Dr Birendra Prasad & Dr. Bharti Kashyap.
Recently, Jharkhand Ophthalmological Society (JHOS) has initiated two awards:-
Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital today is a NABH accredited eye super-specialty centre synonymous with state of art equipment and the highest level of professional excellence and ethical values in ophthalmic care.
This excellence did not stop here as the unstoppable stream of perfection continued by Dr. Bibhuti P. Kashyap. He did his M.D Ophthalmology from AIIMS, New Delhi & at present is pursuing senior residency in AIIMS. He being the fourth generation of Kashyap family will further boost the mission of bringing light into the life of deprived ones across Jharkhand & India
The best paper scientific award in the name of Late (Prof) Dr V. S. Gupta for the Ophthalmologists of Jharkhand and Extra mural lecture award in the name of Late (Prof) Dr B. P. Kashyap for the distinguished doctors from outside Jharkhand.
Message from The FOUNDER DIRECTORS
Today when Bio-Science is developing leaps & bounds so a Superspeciality hospital was a thing mostly awaited in this region from where finance & patients are being drained continuously to different parts of the country. The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital’s endeavour lies in treating people not only from this region but also from different parts of the country. People from all walks of life have helped us a lot in making my father Late (Prof.) Dr. Bharat Prasad Kashyap’s dream come true. He started a general eye care clinic in 1966, who realized the grave situation of much greater prevalence of blindness in Jharkhand, Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital into a NABH Accredited Superspeciality eye hospital and Internship training institute for BSC Optometry and a recognized center for All India Ophthalmic Society’s Academic research fellowship. All India ophthalmic society has now recognized our centre for fellowship and training for phacoemulsification in cataract surgery as well as for vitreous and retina. Our goal is to pay more emphasis to education and training the next generation ophthalmologists through fellowships and CME’s.
The success saga of The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital lies in fast acquisition of Accreditation structure in quality and rapid adaptation of new technological advances.
In India there are several accreditation bodies but the National Accreditation Board for Hospital & Healthcare Providers (NABH) was specially setup in 2005 under the Quality Control of India (QCI), to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations from all stakeholders including the government, consumers and healthcare industry. QCI is member of ISQUA (International Society of Quality in Healthcare). We became the 1st NABH accredited eye superspeciality hospital of entire North, East & West India in February 2009. We kept the standard by getting reaccreditation in 2012 and 2015
I dedicate The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital to the poor, needy and visually challenged people of this region & at the same I do hope that this hospital will fulfill the need of a quality Ophthalmic Teaching Centre across Eastern India.
Greatness is on people’s mind now when they think about Jharkhand. Not only people from north east region but also from all four corners of the country people talk about Jharkhand’s contribution in many arena including health.
We have grown from a general eye care hospital founded 51 years back in 1966 to The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital, a tertiary care eye hospital with latest technology, multi sub specialty capability, state – of – the art facilities, world class structure. Keeping abreast of the global standards in infrastructure, facilities, protocols and procedures, quality staff and faculty members well trained in their sub specializations at the best eye care institutes, we are now poised to reach the four corners of the country.
For Hi-Tech Cataract surgeries hospitalization is not needed. Keeping in view our vitreoretina surgeries, ocular trauma surgeries, oculoplasty and squint surgeries, we have come up with 50 bedded hospital supported by highly trained para-medical and nursing team backed by 6 operation theatres of different sub specialties of ophthalmology, consultation suites and 24 hours ocular trauma service.
We are proud to possess most advanced ophthalmic technologies ever developed, the Laser Cataract Refractive Surgery Suite the 3rd in India to help ensure accuracy at every step of cataract & refractive surgery. Combined with premium lens implants, with this new laser technology we can consistently deliver the refractive outcomes our patients desire.
The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital has come out with a spectacle and contact lens free life i.e. “BLADELESS FEMTO LASIK LASER & BLADELESS FEMTO LASER CATARACT SURGERY” the demand of the day and also the first in Bihar and Jharkhand. It is supposed to be the best world’s most advanced cataract and Lasik
Vitreo retinal service is par excellence The surgical Retina department has state of the art surgical equipments like CONSTELLATION ,the world’s number one micro incision fastest vitrectomy machine. Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital is one of the very few hospitals in India providing this high end retina service to the patients.
Hospital has 6 state of art Modular Operation Theatres
Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital is the pinnacle of maximum perfection of surgical skill and dexterity, precision, team work and cutting edge technology to define new modalities of patient treatment.
With the commitment of enriching the quality of lives of patients, combined with a judicious blend of technology, clinical expertise and personalized care, The Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital’s mantra is to attain excellence in patient’s satisfaction.
Recognising poor vision in children, particularly those living in the far flung and rural areas of Jharkhand, has been one of the biggest challenges in our fight against blindness in rural Jharkhand.
To lend teeth to our fight against blindness, Since 2004, we have been training B.Sc Optometry students through various Paramedical Courses affiliated to IGNOU, FOREC, B.Sc Internship Training program and State level Councils , thereby creating a pool of trained manpower for Jharkhand to reach the goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by 2020.
We continue to embody a 51 years tradition of eye care built by Late Bharat Prasad Kashyap who pioneered hi – tech eye care in state of Jharkhand in 60’s.