The unstinting support received from society, coupled with the untiring efforts of all consultants and employees, has enabled Sankara Nethralaya emerge as an ophthalmic institution of great repute, Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath has said.
The collective effort, from doctors and society, has enabled the ophthalmic hospital to expand its quality eye care services to other parts of the country, he added.
Dr. Badrinath was speaking at a function to felicitate the Akhil Bharatvarshiya Swetambar Sthanakvasi Jain Conference Mahila Shakha (ladies wing) Tamil Nadu for supporting Sankara Nethralaya’s community services.
Pushpa Bohra from the Mahila Shakha spoke about her organisation’s activities, which includes educational and medical projects and inculcating good values and culture in young children. Sankara Nethralaya’s philosophy of serving the community, she said, was similar to the Jain principles of service to society.
Dr. Tarun Sharma, Director, Fund-raising, threw light on Nethralaya’s future projects including the School of Dispensing, the Institute for training in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.
Resource Mobilization Manager, Mr. Alagiri spoke on the institution’s need for funds and the various ways in which the public can lend support to Nethralaya’s community services.
Thanking the Mahila Shakha for their benevolent gesture, SWAN trustee Surekha Mehta appealed to the dignitaries to continue supporting the hospital in its endeavours.