October 2022

TSNA Successfully Conducts the 18th Batch Of CPHIC Contact Classes

The Certificate Program in Hospital Infection Control (CPHIC) was initiated in 2013 and over 600 participants from 17 batches have benefitted from this course. TSNA conducted the 18th batch of CPHIC contact classes from 12th October till 15th October 2022 at Jayasree Venkatraman Auditorium, 6th Floor, JKCN Campus. Twenty eight different sessions were conducted over 4 days by 22 eminent faculty members in the field of Microbiology and Hospital Infection Control.

The four day program was awarded 30 CME credit points by The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. Some noteworthy topics specifically pertaining to HIC including – Best Practices in Specimen Collection, MDRO and the Role of Infection Control, Implementation of Antibiotic Policy and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Hospitals, Occupational Health and Infection Control, Hospital Outbreak Management, Surveillance Program, HIV, HBV, HCV and Healthcare Acquired Viral Infections, the Operation Theatre Issues in Infection Control and Prevention in Various Clinical Settings including Surgical Site, CAUTI, VAE, VAP, CLABSI, NICU, PICU, PD & HD, Neoplastic Diseases and Solid Organ Transplants.

The 22 faculties include many stalwarts in the field of Microbiology – Dr. Mary Jesudasan (Former HOD, Microbiology, CMC), Dr. Banerjee Jesudasan (Surgeon, CMC), Dr. Hema Paul (HICC Officer, CMC), Dr. Rajalakshmi (Senior Consultant, HIC KIMS, Trivandrum), Dr. J. Jayalakshmi (Prof. & HOD – Microbiology, KMCH Coimbatore), Dr. Shobana (Senior Consultant, Dept. of Neonatology, Rainbow Hospital, Chennai). Dr. Padma Srikanth (Prof, Dept. of Microbiology, SRMC), Dr. Ranganathan N Iyer (HOD-Microbiology, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad). Dr. Anusha Rohit (HOD-Microbiology, MMM Hospital), Dr. V.R. Yamunadevi (HIC Apollo Hospitals, Chennai), and Dr. A.R. Anand (SN).

The Program was conducted in hybrid mode and 22 participants attended in person. The participants in attendance were mostly microbiologists and infection control nurses (ICN). The participants visited the OT & Lab on the concluding day. After four days of intense teaching sessions, the participants took part in a fun quiz program based on the four day topics, for which prizes was sponsored by M/s. Schulke India Pvt. Ltd.

The participant feedback was excellent with the average participant feedback for the program ranging from 4.0 – 4.8

TSNA students win laurels in 3rd International IVI Conference

The 3rd IVI International Optometry Conference on the Theme: “Of Eye Health in a Changing World” was held at the IIT – Madras Research Park, Taramani Campus from 13th to 15th October 2022 in hybrid mode.  A total of 13 abstracts were submitted from TSNA in the scientific session.

There was a tie- breaker between two of TSNA’s M. Optom., 2nd year students, Ms. Indira Rengarajan and Ms. Shagufa Behlim, who won the Best paper presentation under the category of Low Vision and Rehabilitation.  Ms. Sowmya V K, won the best paper award under the category: “Spectacle Dispensing Trends.”  Dr. Anuja R Singh won the best paper under the education category for her work on “Assessment Methods in Optometry Education.”

TSNA Students were the backbone of the organizing Committee as six of the Fellowship Students took part as volunteers for the 3 day event, winning praises and appreciation for their services rendered.

TSNA students win laurels in the Continuing Medical Education on Good Clinical Laboratory Practices

The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Education, Unit of Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre – Pondicherry, conducted a Continuing Medical education (CME) programme on “GOOD CLINICAL LABORATORY PRACTICES (GCLP)” on October 10th 2022.

UG and PG students, Faculties and technicians from various medical colleges participated in the one day programme.

Various useful topics pertaining to clinical practice like Lab Errors, Risk Assessment, Biomedical Waste Management was taught by eminent faculties from various institutes.

The event had competitive events like QUIZ, POSTER PRESENTATION and fun games like RANGOLI was conducted for the participating college students.

There were totally 10 participants (BSc & MSc MLT) from The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (TSNA) and they were accompanied by a faculty member.

The UG & PG Students of TSNA participated in quiz competition. There were totally 10 teams from various famous & prestigious medical colleges like JIPMER, IGMCRI, MGMCRI, SMVMCH, and Empire College, Kerala.

Our Students from TSNA, Mr. Rajesh, S MSc MLT Student, along with Ms. Snekha and Mr. Dhayalan, second year BSc MLT Students, won first prize in Quiz Competition.

Quiz winners were appreciated and awarded with textbooks pertaining to subjects in MLT.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Sankara Nethralaya Orange Vision Centre Arrives at Valasaravakkam

The Sankara Nethralaya Orange Vision Centre in Valasaravakkam, was inaugurated on Vijayadashami, 05 October 2022. The Orange Vision Centre was launched with the support of Rotary Club of Chennai IT City, and the Rotary Foundation for the benefit of the residents of Valasaravakkam and surrounding neighbourhoods. The Gopalasamy Family Charitable Trust, which is based out of the USA, has munificently contributed towards the Orange Vision Centre. The Orange Vision project covering South and North India was conceived by the Rotary Club of IT City to bring affordable eye examination to every nook and corner of India.

Present at the simple inauguration were Chief Guest, Ms. Rajalakshmi Gopalaswamy, Gopalasamy Family Charitable Trust, who inaugurated the premises. Dr. S. V. Chandra Kumar, Project Director, TN Blindness Control Society, RTN Radha Srinivasan, Rtn Dr. Senthilnathan – President of IT City, Mr. Aravind Parthasarathy, Mr. G. P. Sarathy, Rtn PDG Muthu Palaniyyappan, and other distinguished members of Rotary Club took part in the inaugural function.

Dr. Girish S. Rao, President, Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. N. Anuradha, Principal, Elite School of Optometry, Dr Sripriya Krishnamoorthy, Senior Consultant, Mr. Suresh Kumar, General Manager, Administration & Operations, from Sankara Nethralaya were present to offer their felicitations and support at this event.

The Sankara Nethralaya Orange Vision Centre offers Comprehensive Eye Examinations at New #10, Old #69 Thiruvallur Street, Valasaravakkam, Chennai – 600087 between 9 am to 5pm. (Sunday Holiday). Call 044- 3501 0071 | 35010072 to book your appointments.