Sri Aurobindo was source of Dr. V's inspiration and the source of the Aravind hospital name. I like this quote about mentoring.
From India Aravind
Staff punch-in using this thumbprint scanner.
Across the street, LAICO provides outreach and training to similar medical centers across India, Africa and beyond.
A patient and his attendant outside the free clinic.
Statistics from 2011 and 2012. 72,315 free surgeries in 2011!
A patient undergoes examination.
Group eye exam.
A woman at the free-service patient center, waiting checkup after surgery.
Coconut juice on sale along the street; behind is the Aravind research building.
A woman wearing temporary sunglasses approaches the clinic.
A beggar on the street near Aravind hospital.
Two post-surgery patients return for care at the outpatient center.
A waiting area. Examination rooms include a display showing real-time graphs of average waiting time so the staff know when they need to pick up the pace.
The eyeglass shop.
The medical records department. They are shifting to electronic records because they simply have no more space to store records for 1.2M annual patients.
Annually they prepare a set of predictions about the number of patients they expect each day, for planning personnel.
Patients checking their luggage at the entry to Aravind Hospital.