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A workshop on Customer Service

A special session on ‘Customer Service’ especially in the healthcare sector was conducted by the Sankara Nethralaya Academy at the SN main campus on 14th July 2012. The session was aimed at enhancing a key element in healthcare delivery today, an element which could make a world of difference to the patients and their escorts [...]

The first international conference in Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis held at Chennai

Friday the 13th of July 2012 witnessed the curtains going up at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on OS-KON 2012, the much awaited conference on Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis. It was a befitting trailer to the main show to follow in the weekend, with the audience catching a glimpse of the main artists in Ocular [...]

Elite School of Optometry breaks the language barrier in vision screening!

Vision chart in Tamil goes to masses
Sankara Nethralaya, which pioneered the scientific self-testing visual acuity chart in Tamil, is now set to take the tool to various places across the State. The Tamil log MAR (logarithmic minimal angle resolution) chart was put together by a team at Nethralaya’s Elite School of Optometry (ESO) after rigorous [...]

An interesting glimpse of Dr SS.Badrinath’s life draws inspiring comments from readers of ‘The Hindu’

‘He walked 200 miles to be operated by me’
In an undistinguishable Spartan office in the vast citadel of eye care, outside whose gates share autos are constantly dropping off elderly couples headed to the kannu aspathri (eye hospital), and whose stone parapets and steel chairs continue to bear the gratitude of several patients, sits the [...]

The story of a favourite Chennai landmark, launched at its birthplace

“Today is a grand celebration of Sankara Nethralaya’s passion for compassion” the compeer of the evening echoed the title of the book being launched with a sense of jubilation that captured the day’s spirit, the man whose passion had made him take time off his busy schedules and compeer the curtain raiser of the book [...]

Sankara Nethralaya conducts its annual get -together of fun and purpose!

The human element it is said is most important in Medicare, it is an element which enjoys its exclusive pride of place in the Sankara Nethralaya scheme of things. The growing popularity, response and turnout at the recently held alumni meet was a clear testimonial of the human element cherished and nurtured at Sankara Nethralaya. [...]

Squint is NOT Good Luck!!!!

Mala went to meet her friend Vijaya in her house. The two friends were meeting after nearly 2 years. The last time that they met, Vijaya’s son was nearly a year old.
Vijaya greeted Mala with joy and offered her coffee and snacks. The two friends then sat down to catch up with what had happened [...]

Student volunteer from USA finds visit to Sankara Nethralaya most educative and fulfilling

I don’t think I can express in words how nervous I was the day before I visited the Sankara Nethralaya Academy. As a 15 year old girl who has not tried many things out of her comfort zone, I was certain this would be a great challenge. I had heard many great things about this [...]

Director General of Health Services shocked by a startling revelation on cost free Medicare!

In a startling revelation, the government has found that only four institutions in the country are treating poor patients free of cost.
Over 350 hospitals had availed exemption in customs duty while importing medical equipment, on the condition that they would treat poor patients free of cost, but did little in that direction.
Aggrieved by the findings, [...]