A warm welcome was extended to the new batch of ophthalmologists pursuing their fellowship program by the family of Sankara Nethralaya on 1st of April 2008. This batch included Fellows from Germany, Afghanistan and Malaysia. Dr T S Surendran, Vice-Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya welcomed the gathering and briefed on Nethralaya’s History. Dr S Meenakshi, Director Academics gave an outline of the orientation programme. The fellows were taken on a hospital tour. They visited the wards, OT, Library and the communication department. Their duties and responsibilities were stated by Mrs Latha Vincent, Manager Academics. Patients’ interaction and admissions were explained by Ms Shyamala and team. The function of MRD department, MRD coding and EMR was given by Mr Thiagaraj Thomas, Medical Records Officer.
The afternoon session started with an important lecture about eye donation by Mr Irungovel, Manager Medical Sociology followed by video demonstration of enucleation procedure. Dr Doreen Gracias delivered a lecture on clinical lab and its functions. The fellows were allotted accommodation by Mrs Revathi Krishnan, Manager Housekeeping after which the fellows were taken on a tour to the JKCN complex and JCOC block. In the evening all the new Fellows met and interacted with PGs, Fellows and faculty Over high tea.