PBMA’s H. V. Desai Eye Hospital has all the latest equipment, which includes an ND:YAG laser machine, B Scan facility, Pentacam, Phaco machine, portable vitrectomy facility, Lumenis multisport laser machine, and a Mobile Eye Care van facility, to provide the highest quality of services to patients. In addition, it has a team of highly experienced specialists with years of experience. What’s more, the hospital’s skills & training centre ensures that its in-house doctors are updated with all the latest techniques and knowledge related to their field.
He founded The Poona Blind Men’s Association in the year 1952 in Pune and was the President of the organization.
He was affectionately called ‘Appaji’ by the blind people.
He was the recipient of Barrister Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwala Award for his outstanding contribution in social work and blind welfare in January, 1980.
He was also the recipient of Louis Braille Memorial Award on 25th May, 1980.
He was the President of The Poona Blind Men’s Association & PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital.
He joined the organization in the year 1966 and spearheaded its growth and development. Various projects were started by him such as Kamla Amul Massand Technical Training Institute of PBMA; Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Women; PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital; PBMA’s Kantalaxmi Shah Eye Hospital at Nandurbar.
OTHER POSITIONS HELDSOCIAL
Promoter Director, Sahyadri Hospitals Ltd
President, Shri Poona Gujarati Bandhu Samaj
Trustee, Poona Gujarati Kelvani Mandal
Trustee, Vanarai, founded by Late Shri Mohan Dhariya, former Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission of India.
Past President, Poona Club
Past President, Poona Junior Chamber
Past Vice President, Indian JayceesBUSINESS
Chairman & Managing Director, Desai Brothers Limited, Pune, a leading corporate in the diversified business of manufacturing bidis and food products, finance and investments, hospitality and wind power generation
Chairman, Aquapharm Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., which is engaged in the business of specialty chemicals
Independent Director, Force Motors Ltd., Pune
Independent Director, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., AhmedabadAWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Felicitated by the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for his leading role in providing comprehensive eye care.
Adarsh Vayapari Uttam Puraskar in 2004 from the Poona Merchants Chambers in appreciation of noteworthy contribution in the fields of business and social work.EDUCATION
Masters in Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Bachelors in Civil Engineering.
In addition to eye care, the hospital also conducts short-term and long-term fellowship programs that help practicing ophthalmologists upgrade their skills. Under the skill transfer program, the hospital has trained over 600 ophthalmologists nominated by the Government of India, as well as private ophthalmologists from India and abroad.
Vasant underwent screening at a camp conducted by H. V. Desai Eye Hospital in his district, with the support of Wonderworks & Vision. At the camp, he was diagnosed to have cataract in both eyes. The camp referred him for surgery for the same. Support from Wonderworks & Vision enabled Vasant to undergo cataract surgery free of cost at the H. V. Desai Eye Hospital.