An eye bank at Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata was inaugurated on July14, 2010 by Shri. R.S Falor.
Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. SS Badrinath spoke on the importance of eye donation and motivated all members to come forward to donate their eyes.
Dr. Mona Bhargava, HOD, Cornea, Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, briefed the gathering on the functioning of the eye bank and on how eye donation can help address corneal blindness. There are 6.8 million people suffering from corneal blindness in India.
Earlier on, Dr. Sujata Guha, Medical Director, Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, in her welcome address, spoke on the rapid strides made by the hospital since it shifted to Mukundapur in 2009, including the expansion of its services which will soon include a LASIK department.
Dr. Vasanthi Badrinath, Mr. V Vaidyanathan (Chairman), Mr. PR Ravindran (Chief General Manager), the hospital’s advisory committee members, staff and patients participated at the function.