In response to the increasing demand for eye care from patients in the northwestern part of Tamilnadu, Aravind opened its third satellite hospital at Coimbatore in 1997. It is situated very close to the bordering states of both Kerala and Karnataka. The hospital serves a population of 27.1 million people across all three states. The hospital facilities accommodate 177 paying patients and 600 free patients. The hospital has experienced rapid growth in all aspects in a very short span of time. Aravind - Coimbatore handled 737,987 outpatient visits and performed 103,067 surgeries from April 2016 - March 2017.