Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1993 (Revised May 2009)

Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India: In Service for Sight, The

by V. Kasturi Rangan


Starting as a modest 20-bed hospital, Aravind had grown into a 1,400-bed hospital complex by 1992. It had by then screened 3.65 million patients and performed 335,000 cataract surgeries, nearly 70% of them free of cost for the poorest of India's blind population. Aravind's founder, Dr. Venkataswamy, now 74 years old, had a goal to spread the Aravind model to every nook and corner of India, Asia, and Africa. The case sets the stage for developing such a plan of action.

Keywords: Developing Countries and Economies; Social Marketing; Service Delivery; Service Operations; Welfare or Wellbeing; Expansion; Health Industry; India;


Rangan, V. Kasturi. "Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India: In Service for Sight, The." Harvard Business School Case 593-098, April 1993. (Revised May 2009.)