Dr. Sunil Chandra Bagchi, our Founder
Prof. Dr. Sunil Chandra Bagchi (February 17, 1929 – January 24, 2014) was an eminent eye surgeon and philanthropist. Asiatic Society Award was conferred upon him for his incredible contribution in Medical Science in the year 2009. He was the founder of Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre which is one of the largest eye-care providers in India and manages several super-specialty eye hospitals and vision centers across West Bengal.
Born in Dibrugarph in the state of Assam, he was a prolific student and was educated at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata with Chemistry Honours. Then he studied Medicine and earned M.B.B.S. degree from Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata in 1955. From 1957 to 1959 he did D.O.M.S.(Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery) and remained as a House Surgeon in Medical College while studying D.O.M.S.
He worked in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, one of U.K.’s most famous and prestigious hospitals. After completion of F.R.C.S., he came back to India. Then he became professor of Post. Graduate Studies in Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan. He was also associated with Gujarati Hospital and CMRI and reached professional excellence in Ophthalmology.
Prof. Dr. Sunil Chandra Bagchi’s vision was to eradicate blindness and make this world a beautiful place to those who are still in darkness. His mission was to provide tertiary eye care services to one and all, irrespective of any social or economically backward people and who are not reaching out. In 1998, he founded Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre with several other philanthropists and doctors. Initially it was a small hospital. Gradually it evolved into one of the best eye-care providers in Eastern India. The Govt. of West Bengal has rewarded Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre by declaring it as ‘Centre of Excellence in Eye Care’ in West Bengal in collaboration with Dept. of Health & Family Welfare of Govt. of West Bengal. Susrut has been spreading its wings to manage tertiary hospitals at Salt Lake, Garia, Ruby, Berhampore and several other vision centers across West Bengal.
Prof. Dr Sunil Chandra Bagchi was loved and revered for his simplicity, diligence and brilliance in his profession. He was not only down-to-earth, tender, humble and kind, but also enormously helped others. It was a pure testimony to his willpower and efforts that he pursued his dream and could build up a hospital to overcome the insuperable load of blindness in our country and provide best eye care at affordable prices.
In the year 1999, Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre used to serve only 80 to 90 OPD where as in 2006 it inaugurated 9 storied building to reach out more OPD. We converted our first building into IPD department generating 500 patients per day with 60 patients in IPD per day providing DNB training and fellow training in ophthalmologist with social projects in Government and Non-Government.
Now, in current years we have served around 800 OPD with 80-90 IPD per day including outreach patients.
Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre’s strength lies in its human resources; we have a self driven team of passionate, skilled and efficient Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, dedicated nurses and staffs. Beside these we have a state-of-the-art infrastructure which complies with the Latest International Standards.
It is our great honor to record that the Govt. of West Bengal has rewarded us by declaring Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre as ‘Centre of Excellence in Eye Care’ in West Bengal in collaboration with Dept. of Health & Family Welfare of Govt. of West Bengal It is very prestigious to be the first private eye care organization in Eastern India who has emerged itself as ‘Centre of Excellence in Eye Care’.
“Provide eye care community services to one and all, irrespective of any social or economical background people and who are not reaching out”.
- To make our mission successful we would like to extend & render our services up to the extreme remote area because the people of backward class staying there are deprived of getting proper health care or eye care attention. These group of people are basically dependent on their day to day earnings, due to that they even compromise with health or eye checkups so that their daily earnings are not affected. In longer run this perspective will affect our society’s productivity in larger sense.
- Identification of prospective community intervention for eradication of blindness.
- To eradicate the prevalence of avoidable blindness from the underprivileged society.
- To offer advanced clinical and surgical eye care service at subsidized cost to the marginalized society people who are not able to afford it.