➢ History

Netra Raksha Charitable Trust was formed in 1969 to accelerate the work of prevention and cure of blindness. The work was highly appreciated and supported by Swiss-aid, Padmashree Dr.Rajendra T. Vyas from Royal Common Wealth Society for the blind and Mrs. Ruth Joshi from Switzerland. Soon, renowned eye surgeons from Switlerland started taking keen interest and joined the task. Dr. Gerhard Payer (Chur), Dr. Bowmann (Iuzern), Dr. Edward Jenny (Baden), Dr. Wildberger (Zurich), and Dr. Lukas Jenny (Baden), all these eye surgeons contributed a lot and they still continue to do so in up gradation of the work.

Shivananda Mission was established in 1981, with aim of expanding the work from health to education, spiritual and other social services. At present Shivananda Mission is managing Eye Hospital-350 beds, Maternity Hospital 14 beds, General Hospital 20 beds, and 16 beds for De-addiction Hospital. In addition to health services, for Education Sector Shivananda Mission is managing a school (standard 1 to 12), a Bal mandir (Kindergarten), a girls hostel through Virnagar Kelawani Mandal. Social Services like building small check dams, recharging of wells for drinking water, construction of low cost sanitary toilets have been undertaken in the past. Shivananda Mission has been involved in publication and distribution of religious literature as Spiritual Activities.

Screening eye camps were started in 1988, Now mission conducts nearly 360 camps every year in seven districts of Gujarat state, where a team of doctors and paramedics visits selected rural centers, conducts O.P.D. and treatment is given, selected cases for operation are shifted to the base hospital for operation by hospital buses, after 3 days patients are transported back to their centers. Examination, medicines, operations with lens implants, accommodation and meals are totally free of cost to patients. One attendant is also provided free lodging and boarding along with a patient. Nearly 30 centers are selected every month for screening eye camp with the help of local health workers and organizers. About 1,70,757 eye operations have been performed till March 2017 from 1988 in such screening eye camps.

Dr. Adhvaryoo held first outreach eye camp at Barwala (Dhandhuka) in 1948, since then such eye camps were very popular among rural people. With the advent of newer modality of treatment and operations such out reach eye camps (where temporary operation theatre were built at such remote places) are now replaced by screening eye camps (where patients are shifted to better equipped base hospital for operations). Shivananda Mission has performed 2,76,814 eye operations till March 2016 in such out reach eye camps.

In total, 7,75,740 eye operations have been performed by base hospital, screening eye camps and outreach eye camps along with examination and treatment of 40,96,928 patients till March 2017. For majority of cases, Facilities such as Treatment, Operations including I.O.L., Lodging and Boarding are provided free of cost by the Trust.

Eye Bank was established at Virnagar in 1972 and corneal grafting operations were started. Now eye bank has been affiliated with Eye bank association of India, Inst.L.1346/2004 and is registered under human organ transplant act (Gujarat) also. In total, 1797 corneal transplants have been performed till March 2017. Shivananda Eye Hospital, Rajkot run by Netra Raksha Charitable Trust was amalgamated with Shivananda Mission, Virnagar since 1st October 2006.

➢ Board of Trustee

SR No Name Designation City Phone No
1 Sri Dhirubhai Mehta President Mumbai (022) 22023226,9820339602
2 Sri Satyajit Kumar Khachar Managing Trustee Jasdan (02821) 220029
3 Sri Dhirubhai Desai Treasurer Mumbai (022) 22069423,9322210488
4 Sri Dr. C. L. Verma C.M.O. Virnagar (02821)283750,9909928552 Email : vermacdr@gmail.com
5 Sri Ashokbhai Mehta Jt. Managing Trustee Jasdan (02821)220998,9824425256
6 Shri Ghanshyambhai Vaidya Gondal (02825)222445,9824479207
7 Sri Rameshbhai Shah Mumbai (022)240722427,9819025257
8 Sri Parimalbhai Shah Mumbai (022)25369551,9821079969
9 Sri Hemantbhai Sanghvi Mumbai (022)23426814,9820016163
10 Sri Rudabhai Patel Jasdan (02821)2203309426222025
11 Sri Sureshbhai Sanghavi Rajkot (0281)2225004
12 Sri Rajeshbhai Bhatt Surendranagar (02752)241554,9825224355
13 Sri Sandeepbhai Shah Mumbai 9820070527
14 Sri Vivekbhai Desai Ahmadabad 9825035912
15 Matry Devang Shah Mumbai -

➢ List of surgeons in Shivananda mission virnagar

SR No Eye Surgeon At Virnagar
1 Dr. Shivanand Adhvaryoo(Bapuji) Founder 1956-98
2 Dr. S.A.Dave 1956-58
3 Dr. Harshad Adhvaryoo 1960-62
4 Dr. R.K.R.Seth 1969-71
5 Dr. A.P.Singh 1970-74
6 Dr. Suresh Sonani
7 Dr. Jayant Vasa 1975-80
8 Dr. Sunanda Vasa 1975-80
9 Dr. Balaram 1978
10 Dr. Koladiya Girish Bhai
11 Dr. Dedaniya Kanji Bhai
12 Dr. Upendra Raval 1970
13 Dr. Pragna Doshi 1978
14 Dr. Atul Parikh
15 Dr. Satish saraf 1980-86
16 Dr. Sanjay Srivastav 1981
17 Dr. Srikant Andhare 1982
18 Dr. M.C.Jain 1979-85
19 Dr. C.L.Verma 1984-
20 Dr. Dilip Agrawal 1984-90
21 Dr. Ravindra Khirwadkar 1988
22 Dr. Dhananjay Modak 1988-90
23 Dr. Vishnu Dhol 1988
24 Dr. S.V.Raman 1990-91
25 Dr. Pavan Sthapak 1990-91
26 Dr. Sanjay Gulati 1990-93
27 Dr. Uddan Wadekar 1990
28 Dr. Pramod Bhende 1990
29 Dr. Parimal Trivedi 1990
30 Dr. Nilesh Pandya 1990
31 Dr. Divyang Patel 1990
32 Dr. Rajesh Palsikar 1992
33 Dr. Satish Premchandani 1991
34 Dr. Jugal Kishor Chiraniya 1992
35 Dr. Amar Nagpal 1992
36 Dr. Dhiraj Chandwani 1992
37 Dr. Shyam Kamath 1993-95
38 Dr. Sanjay Patel 1993
39 Dr. Bharat Lunagaria 1993-94
40 Dr. Swati Shah 1994
41 Dr. Atul Badiyani 1993-94
42 Dr. Bakul Vyas 1993
43 Dr. Rajendra Gupta 1995-96
44 Dr. Saroj Gupta 1995-96
45 Dr. Pradip Bakde 1995-96
46 Dr. Sajid Tebhla 1996-97
47 Dr. Sartaj Fatima 1996-97
48 Dr. Sanjay Shah 1996-97
49 Dr. Shyamdutt Sharma 1996-97
50 Dr. Rajesh Parsaniya 1997-99
51 Dr. Nilesh Antala 1997-98
52 Dr. Animesh Dhruv 1997-98
53 Dr. Sandhya Swami 1997-98
54 Dr. Dhiraj Balbir 1998-99
55 Dr. Chitra Singh 1998-2004
56 Dr. Pankaj Chaudhary 1998-99
57 Dr. Praful Pagdar 1998-98
58 Dr. Jayshri Modi 1998-2002
59 Dr. Ravi Matai 1999
60 Dr. Devayat Kachot 1999-2004
61 Dr. Mridula Yadav 1999-2000
62 Dr. Abhay Raghuvanshi 1999
63 Dr. Mona Chaurasiya 2000-2002
64 Dr. Nilay Mehta 2000-2001
65 Dr. Dinesh Singh 2000-2002
66 Dr. Toral Vasavada 2002-
67 Dr. Jatin Patel 2002-2003
68 Dr. Rupal Solanki 2002-2003
69 Dr. Sunil Gupta 2002-2004
70 Dr. Gita Acharya 2003-04
71 Dr. Tarak Shah 2004
72 Dr. Ajay Dogra 2004-06
73 Dr. Nishit Jha 2004-05
74 Dr. Renu Shrivastav 2004
75 Dr. Rajiv Ranjan 2004-05
76 Dr. Gopesh Chokse 2004-05
77 Dr. Sanjit Bharila 2005-07/td>
78 Dr. Vaibhav Tripathi 2005
79 Dr. Arti Tamrakar 2005-07
80 Dr. Harshit Patel 2006
81 Dr. Anju Agrawal 2006-07
82 Dr. Mohit gupta 2006
83 Dr. Aditi Sharma 2006
84 Dr. Sunil Sharma 2006-07
85 Dr. Ashish Gupta 2007-08
86 Dr. Abhijay Janu 2007-08
87 Dr. Rajesh Chauhan 2007-08
88 Dr. Vivek Garg 2007
89 Dr. Brijesh Singh 2007-08
90 Dr. Vipul Mathur 2007-08
91 Dr. Rahul Bakhda 2008-09
92 Dr. Harsh Sukhwani 2008-09
93 Dr. Ritu Mahana 2008-09
94 Dr. Husain 2008-09
95 Dr. Prakash Chipade 2009-10
96 Dr. Abhay Singh 2009-10
97 Dr. Utpal Rastogi 2009
98 Dr. Shivkumar Nayak 2009-10
99 Dr. Kirti Jiyani 2009-11
100 Dr. Rishendra Singh 2009-10
101 Dr. Vinod Gedam 2009-10
102 Dr. P.K.Singh 2010-11
103 Dr. C.S.Kain 2010-11
104 Dr. Siddharth Chauhan 2010-11
105 Dr. Shital Paunikar 2010-12
106 Dr. Arvind Mohta 2010-11
107 Dr. Kirti Sharma 2011
108 Dr. Ashish Joshi 2011-12
109 Dr. Vivek Singh 2011-13
110 Dr. Sanjay Banthia 2011-12
111 Dr. Kamal Arora 2011-13
112 Dr. Vandana Dwivedi 2012
113 Dr. Pragya Sweta Rao 2012
114 Dr. Syed Imran Bhrhani 2012
115 Dr. Pramod Bhumarkar 2014
116 Dr. K.K.Shahu 2013
117 Dr. Niraj Pandey 2013
118 Dr. Satyendra Singh 2013
119 Dr. Santosh Tomar 2013
120 Dr. Shikha Yadav 2013
121 Dr. Laxman Patel 2013
122 Dr. Ravikant Jain 2013
123 Dr. Kamlesh Patel 2014
124 Dr. Rachit Jain 2015
125 Dr. Vikrant Bhavsar 2015
126 Dr. Pooja Keshwani 2015
127 Dr. Pavan soni 2016
128 Dr. Chandresh Nandwana 2016
129 Dr. Devesh Khande 2015-16
130 Dr. Sarita Pandre 2015-16
131 Dr. Charita Meena 2015-16
132 Dr. Jatin Garg 2015-16
133 Dr. Neha Savant 2015-17
134 Dr. Nimesh Jain 2016
135 Dr. Ashish Gupta 2016
136 Dr. Nandita Satpute 2016
137 Dr. Hemali Patel 2016
138 Dr. Swapnesh Sukhdeve 2016
139 Dr. Ishwar Patidar 2016
140 Dr. Meet Doshi 2018
141 Dr. Seema Lashkari 2017
142 Dr. Dhruv Kamra 2017
143 Dr. Sanket Vakil 2017
144 Dr. Priti Nirmal 2018
145 Dr. Mahesh Banik 2018
146 Dr. Kiran Shinde 2018
147 Dr. Dinesh Agrawal 2019
148 Dr. Priyanka Kolhe Nema 2019
149 Dr. Daxa Bhadiyadara 2019
150 Dr. Kritika Agnihotri 2019
151 Dr. Maulik Vaisya 2019
152 Dr. Ruchi Jain 2020

➢ List of Foreign Eye surgeons

SR No Foreigner Eye Surgeons
1 Dr. Gerhard Payer
2 Dr. Edward Jenny
3 Dr.Wildberger
4 Dr. Browmann
5 Dr. Miller
6 Dr. Lucas Jenny
7 Dr. Eric Stroiser
8 Dr. Khalil Adam
9 Dr. Vincent Perkins
10 Dr. Gills Hanriatte
11 Dr. Piere Fornier
12 Dr. Armin Junghart
13 Dr. Lachener
14 Dr. Marco Burge
15 Dr. Martin Bodenmueller
16 Dr. sven Grisser
17 Dr. Hiltrud Adam
18 Dr. Ulrich Oser
19 Dr. Roman Eberhardt
20 Dr. Melanie Chammartin
21 Dr. Minjur Bolormaa
22 Dr. Zoljargal
23 Dr. Byambajav Mungunsur
24 Dr. Sahar Ali
25 Dr. Hano wolfe
26 Dr. David Brunner
27 Dr. Peter
28 Dr. Raisher