Shri Sankaradeva Netralaya (SSN) located at Beltola, Guwahati is a high-tech Eye Hospital of the North East functioning from 14th October, 1994. It is a unit of Shri Kanchi Shankara Health and Educational Foundation, a Charitable Trust registered in Assam on 13.1.1994. It operates with technical collaboration with the Sankar Netralaya and Medical Research Foundation, Chennai. The SSN is governed by a Board of Trustees. In keeping with the objective of the Shri Kanchi Health & Medical Foundation the SSN, Guwahati has been providing highest quality eye-care to all patients attending the hospital, up-to-date training facilities to different eye health-care professionals, quality service free of cost to the poor and eye-care services in rural centres periodically amongst other related activities. The SSN, obtains assistance mostly by way of donations from philanthropists of the region, Govt. of Assam, Tea Companies, Charitable Trusts, Corporate Bodies and even individuals. Not with-standing the donations, the SSN has had a felt-need for obtaining substantial assistance from governmental sources to upgrade and expand its infrastructure and commitantly eye-care facilities including free treatment to an extent for the indigent members of the public from the North East.
Within the scope of its above-referred objectives, it has been decided that financial assistance will be extended to SSN, Guwahati by NEC during the 9th Five Year Plan period. The assistance will augment its equipment facilities and to a larger extent facilitate the construction of civil works.