The eye hospital was founded by Late Karamveer Ram Lal Golchha, the pioneer industrialist, noted philanthropist and social reformer who dreamt of bringing happiness to the Nepalese people.
WHAT INSPIRED KARAMVEER TO BUILD AN EYE HOSPITAL
In the late sixties Ram Lal Golchha himself had already got the cataract of his left eyes removed in Calcutta, India. Later again he had gone to Calcutta to get cataract of his second eye removed from the same doctor in the late seventies. The doctor asked him, “Is it not troublesome and cost entailing to come all the way here from Biratnagar just for this small operation and don’t you have a hospital in Biratnagar?” He got a rude shock while he medicated, on the plight of the poor people in the Terai who were cursed by unnecessary blindness just for the want of the hospital.
There were two pieces of prime land belonging to the Golchha family in the Goshwara Road, Biratnagar. One he gave to the adjoining Adarsha Vidhyalaya and another was still unused. Since long he was thinking to establish some welfare institution there, this episode made him immediately decide to build an eye hospital in Biratnagar. Appreciating the idea Dr. Ram Prasad Pokharel assured of all possible assistance for the purpose through his newly founded Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangha (NNJS).