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Milestones

1991

Foundation of ECOS Ministry & ECOS Eye Hospital at Giri Road, Brahmapur in rented house
  Cataract Clinic started

1992

Outreach surgery camp started
  School Children Screening and survey started
  Partnership with Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) New Delhi& CBM International

1994

Intra Ocular Lens(IOL) Implantation Surgery started

1995

Started Fixed Eye Camp Facility at Tara Tarini Temple once a month in every Sankranti Day

1998

Moved to 3rdTota Street, Bijipur, Brahmapur - Permanent location with the assistance of CBM International

1999

Satellite Centre at Aska, District-Ganjam started on 26 Mar 1999
  Responded to relief work/service of “Super Cyclone” which hit Jagatsinghpur, District-Cuttack with collaboration of EHA, New Delhi.

1999

Fellowship programme in IOL surgery recognised by NPCB, Government of India
  1stFloor of present hospital construction completed with assistance of CBM International and World Bank Assistance Programme through National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

2004

Low Vision Clinic started
  Fundus Camera and Humphrey Field Analyser added to the fleet of diagnostic equipment

2005

Partnership with Second Sight-U.K. Glaucoma Clinic started

2007

In-House Optical dispensing unit started
  Partnership with Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan (SSA) Ganjam& School Children Screening in the Ganjam district

2008

Diabetes Eye Care clinic started

2009

First Eye Hospital to be recognised by Army Headquarters New Delhi for providing cashless eye care service to retired defence personnel (ECHS)
  HIMS implemented with the help of LAICO(Aravind Eye Hospital) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  General Health Clinic stated on 01 Jun 2009

2010

Mobile Optical Unit started

2011

School of Optometry affiliated to CMAI New Delhi started
  Eye Donation Centre started
  Satellite Centre at Balipadara, Block-Buguda, District-Ganjam started
  First Eye Hospital in Ganjam recognised by Government of India (Min of Labour) for providing free OPD and IP services to the poor and under privileged people under Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana (RSBY) scheme.

2012

A three year Project 'Bal Jyoti' for School Children Eye Health in Ganjam district started on 24 Sep 12 under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with SSA Ganjam and district administration
  A four year cluster project with ECOS, SCH Ranipeta and SCD Titlagarh under title "Strengthening of Community Eye Care Services and Rehabilitation" started on 01 Oct 12 in collaboration with CBM SARO Bangalore, CBM Germany and BMZ Germany. ECOS implementing agency.

2013

First Eye Hospital in Southern Odisha recognised by Government of Odisha (Min of Agriculture) for providing free OPD and IP services to the farmers under Biju Krushak Kalyana Yojana (BKKY) scheme.
  Responded to super cyclone "Phailin" in Ganjam district in form of Primary Health Care, WASH, advocacy for mainstreaming disability and rehabilitation.
  01 May 2013 foundation stone laid in 3rdTota Street, for an annexe building of four storied.

2014

Satellite centre started at Daringbadi, District-Kandhamal, Odisha
  Awareness created in districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Khordha using all available means.

2015

Dr. Mihir Kumar Bal awarded “Eye Health Leader 2015” by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
  School of Optometry started a one year certificate course (Vision Technician) affiliated to CMAI New Delhi

2016

Moved to new Annexe building on 23 Mar 2016.
  Celebration of “Silver Jubilee” of ECOS and inauguration of new ECOS annexe building.

2017

First “Vision Centre” of ECOS Eye Hospital started in Chilika on 04 Sep 2016 -, Dist- Khurda, Odisha.
  Empanelled with Employee State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) from 15 Mar 17.

2018

Dr. Mihir Kumar Bal, for his life long untiring community eye health activities in Odisha awarded “ACOIN Award 2017” on 09 Sep 2017 at ACOIN Goa 2017.
  ECOS Rotary Royal Eye Hospital, Kalarahanga, Patia, Bhubaneswar started from 01 Feb 2018. A joint project of ECOS Society and Rotary but unfortunately ECOS withdrew from the venture due to practical difficulties from 31.12.2018.

2019

Recognised by Government of Odisha (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) for providing free OPD and IP services to beneficiaries under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) from 01 Feb 2019.
  "FANI" Cyclone relief work, general and eye health camps to the people of Krushnaprasad Block, Puri District.
  BMZ-2 Project implementation by ECOS sponsored by BMZ Lions Club of Germany.
  Modern equipments installed in ECOS - such as IOL Master 700, OCT Cirrus 500 , HFA Green Laser for better eye care.

2020

"Ganjam Jyoti" award for his service in field of Opthamology by "VORASA".