Tolani Eye Hospital was the vision of the Late Rev. Kaka Pribhdas Tolani, who was very unfortunate to lost his eyesight at the age of 72 years. This incidence had a profound impact on his life and he vowed to set up a full fledge eye hospital. He chose the district of Kachchh, which at that time did not have eye care facilities and is prone to many eye related ailments due to its hostile climatic conditions. He established the hospital in the year 1984 with a single point mission – “ To achieve Excellence in Eye Care”. From the very beginning the focus has been on providing quality eye care to the under privildged population of Kachchh District.
After Kaka’s demise, his mission was carried forward by his elder daughter, Mrs Jamvanti Kanal. She was ably supported in her endeavour by her younger sister Mrs. Anjana Hazari, who sacrified a settled life in the US to further the noble cause of her father. She played a pivotal role in the reconstruction and re-commissioning of the hospital after the earthquake of 2001. Ever since she has taken over the charge of the chairperson , she has been taking keen interest in the activities of the hospital and her sincerity , honesty and constant motivation has been a morale booster for the doctors and staff of the hospital.