Prof S Ramani – Principal, The SN Academy is addressing the Patients
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (a unit of Medical Research Foundation, Chennai) is a forerunner and leader in the area of imparting healthcare and health management technology and draws its strength from its parent organizations, Sankara Nethralaya, the Medical Research Foundation and Vision Research Foundation, a State of the Art Research Facility. The Academy as part its social and community responsibility conducted a one day free eye screening camp on 16th November 2014 at its Vanagaram premises.
Mr A Mahalingam, Assistant Registrar of SN Academy welcomed the patients and their families for this unique camp and thanked the management of Sankara Nethraklaya for their kind approval of this initiative to help the local residents around the institution. Prof S. Ramani Principal, TSNA briefed about the academy and its objective to the community.
Mrs Anuja R Singh – Camp coordinator gave a detailed information on the Camp followed by Mr Chandrakumar – Senior Social worker from Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre (Unit of Sankara Nethralaya , Medical Research Foundation) who also gave detailed information to the patients.
As part the camp various tests including Blood sugar and Blood pressure were conducted to detect vision deficiency, cataract and so on.
The SN Academy conducted the camp primarily for the benefit of the poor people living around the neighbourhood who had eye disorders but were not able to screen or treat the same because of their backward economic status.
A total of 164 patients attended and benefited from this camp and the Cataract identified patients were referred Sankara Nethralaya`s Community wing Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre( Unit of Sankara Nethralaya , Medical Research Foundation) located at Greams Road for their cost free cataract surgery and further management.
The final year students of SN Academy’s Refraction & Dispensing Program –Optometry Teaching faculty and administrative teams participated and played an important role in making the camp a great success.