Mr. Scott Taitel and Mr. Carlos Fernandez from the William J. Clinton Foundation, New York, visited Sankara Nethralaya on July 23, 2009. Mr. Taitel, who is Director Operations, and Mr. Fernandez, who is CEO of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative also visited JCOC to know more about the hospital’s efforts in providing quality eye care treatment to indigent patients.
Mr. Taitel and Mr. Fernandez were briefed on the various initiatives and activities undertaken by the hospital. A video presentation on the hospital’s teleophthalmology services was also shown to the two.
The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative recently launched a cataract project in Peru, under which 50,000 cataract surgeries will be performed on the country’s indigent population over the next four years. The visit was to accustom the team on the medical practices that they could incorporate in their programme.