VARD Eye Hospital, Balaganj, Sylhet

Facility Identification

Division: Sylhet

District: Sylhet

District Code: 91

Facility Type: Non Government Hospital

Establishment Year: 2003

Type of Hospital: Eye Hospital

Size of the Hospital: 9 shatak

Category: Secondary level Hospital

Funding: Sometimes donor agency funds the hospital and especially they bear the cost of poor patients.


Patient Information

Patient Type: All types of patients from different ages visit the hospital.

Average number of patients per day: 200

Payment Provided by: Patients. In this hospital there is a project going on named ‘Vision Bangla Project’ which helps the poor patients to pay for their services.


Equipments and Instruments

Sl No Equipments Available Functioning Total Number
Available and observed Available but not observed Not Available Yes No Don’t Know
a Slit Lamp Yes
b Schiotz Tonometer Yes
c Direct Opthalmoscope Yes
d Indirect Opthalmoscope Yes
e 90 D lens Yes
f 20 D lens Yes
g Gonioprism Yes
h Bjerum’s screen Yes
i Hess chart screen Yes
j Material for diplopia chart Yes
k Red green goggles Yes
m Snellen test type Yes
n Near vision testing(Jaeger or Snellen) Yes
o Streak Retinoscope Yes
p Trial Frame and trial case Yes
q Prism bar Yes
r Refractometer Yes
s A-scan Yes
t Keratometer Yes
B Advancer secondary eye care  
a FFA including Fundus camera Yes
b YAG Laser with slit lamp adapter Yes
c Laser unit for retinal coagulation Yes
d Exophthalmometer Yes
e B-Scan Yes
C OT  
a Operating Microscope with co-axial illumination & focus control Yes
b PHACO Machine Yes
c Automated Vitrectomy Yes
d Bipolar Cautery Yes
e Steam Autoclave Yes
f Flash/Speed Autoclave Yes
g Suction Machine Yes
h Oxygen Cylinder with nasal canula Yes
i Endotracheal intubation Yes
j Ambu bag Yes
k Laryngoscope Yes
l BP Machine Yes
m Stethoscope Yes
Surgical Instruments
o Cataract surgical sets Yes
p DCR set Yes
q Chalazion I/C set Yes
r Enucleation and Evisceration set Yes
D Optical dispensing instruments  
a Manual Edging set Yes
b Rimless & Supraframes grooving machine Yes
c Lensometer Yes
d Trial set (Manual power check) Yes

Human Resources

Total Human Resources: 55

Senior Ophthalmologist: 2

Refractionist: 2

Optometrist: 3

Ward Nurse: 5

Theatre Nurse: 4

Name of the Ophthalmologists: 1. Dr. B K M Sanwar

  1. Dr. K M Shahriar

Professional Degree: FCPS

Professional Training: Pediatric Ophthalmology, IOL, PHACO

Professional Training Taken From: Ispahani Islamia Eye Hospital

Administrative Human Resources:

Administrator: 1

Eye Camp Coordinator: 2

Administrative Support Staff: 3

House keeper: 4

Cleaner: 7

Driver: 2

Security Staff: 2

Biomedical/Equipment Technician: 1

Counselor: 2

Record keeping System: Both in papers and computers.

Service Area

Provided Services:

  1. Refractive Error
  2. Cataract
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Trauma

They have outdoor service and they provide the service of refraction, ILO, BP, ECG, RBS, Biometry and other services.

Referral System: They refer their patients to different specialized hospitals such as Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Ispahani Islamia Eye Hospital, National Institute of Ophthalmology especially for the treatment of surgical strabismus, disorder of retina and vitrous and complicated pediatric cases.

Number of cataract in last 2 weeks: 215

Workload Estimation

Number of Beds in Hospital: 50

Effective Days for providing services: 300

Surgery per year: 9000

Patients per year in outdoor: 6000-7000

New patients per day: 130

Outreach Camp per month: 20

The hospital coordinates its primary eye care centers regularly.


The hospital has OT, OPD, IPP including medical records, optical shop, medical shop. On an average, 35 operation take place everyday in the operation theatre. They have 5 wards and each of them have 10 beds. Size of the operation thetre is 700 sq ft, wards are 600 sq ft and the size of the office is 200 sq ft. They have continuous supply of water, electricity and gas and their standard of cleanliness is very good.