The Lion’s club of Central Madras organized a diabetic retinopathy screening camp and award presentation ceremony at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan on the 29th of February, 2012. The function held under the auspices of the Governor of Tamil Nadu who inaugurated the camp and presented the prizes was attended by Lion G.V Raman, Lion Andal Rajaram, Lion Harinarayanan who was instrumental in organizing the function and also played the role of the co-coordinator and compeer of the day’s function and other senior members of the Lion’s club of Central Madras and Dr.SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Dr.S.Bhaskaran, Chairman and Dr.K.S.Vasan, Managing Director, Sankara Nethralaya.
The camp drew good response and staff members of Raj Bhavan and their family members turned up in good numbers to avail the screening facility. His Excellency Shri K.Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu thanked the Lion’s club and Sankara Nethralaya for their role in the battle against blindness and creating awareness on the critical need for blood donation. Speakers recalled the yeoman service of the Lion’s club of Central Madras and its dedicated members towards fighting blindness and creating awareness on blood donation and their long association with Sankara Nethralaya. Awards instituted in the names of illustrious past members of the club were presented to individuals and institutions for their significant contribution to these two critical areas of healthcare. The Lion’s Club honoured Dr SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya with a special ‘Service to the people’ award. Dr.S.Bhaskaran felicitated the winners of the awards and thanked the Lion’s Cub of Central Madras for its long and unstinting support of Sankara Nethralaya’s initiatives. The function concluded with a vote of thanks by Lion S.Rajendran and rendering of the National Anthem.
Diabetic Retinopathy: 3% blindness in India