Sankara Nethralaya’s latest offering to the people of Chennai comes in the form of a clinic at Shenoy Nagar. The Smt. T.K. Lakshmi Ammal and Smt. T.K. Alamelu Ammal Sankara Nethralaya — named in memory of the mother and sister of retired Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai, Mr. T.K. Sourirajan — was inaugurated on July 17, 2010 by Lion Dr. CV Ananthasayanam, Chairman, NC Chandra Builder Limited.
Mr. T.K. Sourirajan, in his will, had bequeathed his property to Sankara Nethralaya.
OPD consultation will be offered between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on all weekdays, thus enabling office goers to avail the eye care services offered at the clinic.
Welcoming the ophthalmic institution’s latest undertaking, Dr. Ananthasayanam lauded the “pioneering spirit” of the institution’s founder Dr. SS Badrinath in providing affordable eye care to all. “No person is too big or small at Sankara Nethralaya, everyone is kept on the same pedestal,” he added.
The clinic, Dr. Badrinath said, will not only serve the local people but also those who work at the hospital — part of the building will serve as a hostel for PG students undergoing their fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya.
Remembering Mr. Sourirajan on the occasion, Dr. Badrinath said by inaugurating the new clinic, “the Sourirajan dream has now been realized.”
The clinic will also serve as a surgical fixing centre for patients who are required to undergo a surgery at the main hospital at College Road. Dates for surgery as well as appointments with super specialists at the main hospital will also be fixed at the clinic on a day convenient to the patient.
Describing the Lions’ association with Sankara Nethralaya as a “great honour,” Lion GV Raman said there was “no parallel to the great service rendered by Sankara Nethralaya.”
Mr. PR Ravindran, Chief General Manager, Sankara Nethralaya, briefed the gathering on the institution’s expansion programme and some of its recent endeavours, including its branches at Rameswaram and Tirupathi. Dignitaries also praised the efforts of Lion SN ‘Sankara Nethralayan’ Hari Narayanan towards spreading Nethralaya’s mission for vision.
The clinic includes a fully air conditioned waiting area for patients, a reception desk, optical shop and adequate parking facilities.
Sankara Nethralaya’s latest undertaking takes the eye hospital’s branches in the city to five. The ophthalmic institution already has a branch each at RA Puram (Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya), St. Thomas Mount (CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya), Haddows Road, Nungambakkam (Jagadguru Kanchi Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Nethra Nilayam) and College Road (main hospital).
The new clinic is located at:
Smt. T.K. Lakshmi Ammal and Smt. T.K. Alamelu Ammal Sankara Nethralaya
New No. 39, old no. 19, 1st Main Road,
East Shenoy Nagar,
Chennai – 600030
For appointments call: 044-26641913, 044-28271616, 044-42271500
Eye clinic openedThe Hindu, July 19, 2010
Sankara Nethralaya now at Shenoy Nagar tooIndian Express, July 20, 2010