With an aim to contribute to national eye care program by developing middle level manpower for eye care service, HEH has been conducting ophthalmic assistant training since the inception. At present 74 ophthalmic assistants trained at the HEH are providing eye care service from various eye hospitals and PECC in the country. The ophthalmic assistants gradating from HEH are preferred for employment because of the quality of training including practical exposures.
The OA training program conducted so far was under full scholarship system. But in this year, OA Training under full fee paying scheme also began. A batch of 10 trainees was enrolled for the training this year. At present total 24 trainees (7, 7 and 10 from 7th, 8th, and 9th batch respectively) are undergoing the training at the HEH.
Community Ophthalmology and Service Marketing Training: Mr. Kali Bahadure Rawat, Incharge of PECC, Jumla took part in one month long course on ‘Community Ophthalmology and Service Marketing’ held in Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai India.
Observation Visit: Dr. Rajesh Pradhan, one of the ophthalmologists working at the HEH, made an observation visit to University Hospital Maastricht. The visit was for a period of one month.
Phaco Training: HEH conducted 10 days long Phaco Training for its Ophthalmologists. Dr. Sanjay Dhawan from Delhi, India was invited as trainer. All ophthalmologists working in the hospital actively participated in the training
Galucoma Fwllowhsip: Dr. Indra Man Maharjan went for three-month long Glaucoma Fellowship at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad India. The course commenced on 1sth July 2006.
Participation in Workshop: Dr. Sunu Dulal, Medical Director and Mr. Shiva Ram Bhandari, Finance Officer took part in 21st Congress of Asia Paciffic Academy of Ophthalmology held in Singapore.
The hospital has also attracted medical students from abroad for the elective study on Ophthalmology. Students from the medical colleges in Australia, Netherlands, and United Kingdom are coming for such study.
During the period under review, altogether six students came tot he hospital: five from University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and one from University of London, UK. Each student spent three weeks for study.Low Vision Training