Hyderabad, Jun 13 (PTI) An eye bank, said to be the first in the government sector in the southern states, was today inaugurated at the state-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital here.Also Read - India vs England Highlights T20 World Cup Warm-Up Match: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul Guide India to a 6-Wicket Victory Over England

Telangana Health Minister C Laxma Reddy declared open the eye bank. Also Read - SAFF Championship 2021 Match Highlights India vs Bangladesh Match 3 Today Football Updates: 10-Man Bangladesh Earn a Hard-Fought 1-1 Draw Over India

He launched an ambulance for eye collection and also inaugurated an air-conditioned post-operative ward and dedicated equipment worth Rs one crore at the hospital, a state government release said. Also Read - Farah Khan Tests Positive For Coronavirus Despite Being Double Vaccinated, Says 'I Didn't Put My Kaala Teeka'

It quoted Reddy as saying that it was a matter of pride that the first eye bank in government medical sector in south India had been established at the Sarojini hospital.

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