IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Doctor Profile

Dr. Zahir Abbas, FRCS

8+ Years Of Experience

Consultant - Fortis Medical Centre, Kolkata


OPD Schedule - 033 6620 2000, 8420626021


He is trained in various ophthalmologic specialties at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi during post-graduation. After that he received specialized training in Vitreo-Retina and Uvea services at Vitreo-retina and Uvea unit at AIIMS. He was also a sub-investigator of various multinational studies conducted at AIIMS. He was also involved in teaching post-graduate students at AIIMS for 3 years. He is a member of various national ophthalmologic societies and has presented papers at national and international conferences. He also has publications concerning retinal sub-speciality in indexed journals.