Sankara Nethralaya bags International Patient Safety Award for “Excellence in Culture of Safety Design”

Sankara Nethralaya congratulates the Hospital Safety Committee (HSC) on creating awareness and culture of safety (for patients and staff) in the organization.

Out of 200 nominations from 70 organizations across India and all around the world, Sankara Nethralaya, won the International Patient Safety Award (IPS) in ‘Excellence in Culture of Safety Design’ category, for successfully implementing the “Recognizing Incident Reporting System,” which promotes patient safety and safety culture in the institution’s nine centres across India.

On behalf of the whole SN family, Dr. V. V. Jaichandran received this award from Dr. Jonathan Perlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Joint Commission (JCI) and Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals at the 9th International Patient Safety Conference, 2023 held on 13-14 February, Taj Palace, New Delhi.

The “Recognizing Incident Reporting System” (RIRS) recognizes the need to report errors that are caught before reaching the patients and/or staff, so that the patients’ safety can be significantly improved within the institution.

The Hospital Safety Committee (HSC) has successfully created the culture of heightened awareness among the employees about the RIRS system over the past two years. Those reporting near misses, were acknowledged during the monthly HSC meeting by awarding certificates and their photographs were displayed at Main Portal Webpage and in the in-house app (SN Health Bytes).

During SN’s Hospital Safety Week annual celebration, winners were announced for the following categories – Best Male & Female Safety Campaigner, 5 BEST Catches, Rolling Trophy for Best Department and Branch. The RIRS system also aims to inculcate a sense of accomplishment and ownership among the SN family as they are involved directly in the hospital safety programme.

Sankara Nethralaya Wins the Global Digital Health Innovation Awards 2022.

We heartily congratulate the IT dept on their contributions towards making eyecare accessible for our patients in remote locations. Your teamwork and dedication is the heart of this recognition.

We especially thank and appreciate Dr R. R. Sudhir, Head of EMR Development and Implementation, and Ms. Geetha N., Manager, Dept of IT & Systems – IT Development, for their innovative and nurturing leadership, and everyone in the IT dept. for their diligence and dedication.

Dr. V. V. Jaichandran, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Receives BEST INNOVATION’22 Award

Dr. V. V. Jaichandran, Deputy Director, Dept. of Anesthesiology, won the Best Innovation’22 prize for his innovation, “Real-time view Mannequin for Practicing Needle blocks,” developed along with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-M, Chennai at the 14th International Congress of Anesthesiologists – South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation – Association for Anesthesiologists (SAARC AA 2022). The Congress was held in Mumbai from 12th – 14th, August 2022.

Sankara Nethralaya Bags Netra Samrakshak Award (Legendary Institution for Community Services)

PRID Rtn Dr. Manoj Desai and DG Rtn. Fazal Mahmood presented Sankara Nethralaya with the Netra Samrakshak (Legendary Institution for community services) award. Dr. Veena Baskaran, Head of Community Services received the award on behalf of our institution and thanked everyone for their support towards this noble cause.

The award was presented at the first ever Rotary National  community ophthalmology conference organised by Rotary International District 3190 And Rotary Avoidable Blindness Foundation (Chairman Mr. M. Ravikumar) was held in J.N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Benguluru on May 21 -22 2022.

Sankara Nethralaya family’s heartfelt thanks goes to all the opthalmologists, nurses, and staff who make our mission a reality each day.

Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) honours Dr. Jaichandran V. V.

On the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA), held at Chennai on 14-05-2022, ISA National President Dr. Venkatgiri K.M., Vice-President Dr. Anjali Rakesh Bhure, Secretary Dr. Naveen Malthora, and other office bearers honoured our anaesthesiologist Dr. Jaichandran V. V. for his contributions in the field of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia.

Sankara Nethralaya family congratulates Dr. Jaichandran V. V. on this momentous occasion and thanks him for his dedication and enthusiastic contributions.

Dr. TSS receives Charaka Award in recognition of his dedication to Pediatric Opthalmology

Dr. T. S. Surendran received the Charaka Award conferred on him by the Rotary Club of Guindy acknowledging his long years of dedicated service in the field of pediatric ophthalmology. Our beloved Chief, Dr. S. S. Badrinath, conveyed his blessings to Dr. T. S. Surendran on this memorable occasion.

The awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency, Teynampet, on 11th May 2022.

Dr. Krishna Kumar S named one of the “Top 10 authors with the most publications in retinoblastoma research.”

Dr. Krishna Kumar S, Deputy Director of Research, Head of Ocular Pathology Department is named as one of the “Top 10 authors with the most publications in retinoblastoma research” in the article “Publication Trends of Research on Retinoblastoma During 2001–2021: A 20-Year Bibliometric Analysis”

The article appears in the Journal: Frontiers in Medicine, Ophthalmology.

Lion S. N. Harinarayanan receives Service Above Self Award from the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association

One of Sankara Nethralaya’s most steadfast supporters and well-wishers, Lion S. N. Harinarayanan has devoted his life to making the lives of the less fortunate better. He received the Service Above Self Award by the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association on 20th March, 2022, instituted  by the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association.

Lion S. N. Harinarayanan joined Lions Club of Central Madras in 1986, with the sole objective of serving the community and reaching out to as many people as possible.

In 1998, under his leadership, the Lions Club of Central Madras championed the cause of fighting blindness. Having started with a LCIF Grant for  upgrading the facilities of the Community wing at Sankara Nethralaya, to increase the number of free Cataract surgeries performed under the ‘Reach Out program’, he was instrumental in  the project and in increasing the number of surgeries being performed from 4,500 to 10,000 over a period of 24 months.

Lion S. N. Harinarayanan’s resolve to dedicate his life to fighting blindness was cemented when he witnessed the impact the community services project had on the patients.

He and Lions Club of Central Madras, worked with Sankara Nethralaya, playing a vital role in facilitating funds and helping in upgrading of the equipment.

He was responsible for organizing eye screening camps in the economically weaker neighborhoods of Chennai and the neighboring villages.  He was instrumental in identifying people with vision problems, bringing them to the base hospital for a comprehensive examination, arranging the required treatment, and facilitating their return journey.  This end-to-end eye care approach has been developed into the complete community care services rendered by the Sankara Nethralaya Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center.

Till date, Lion S. N. Harinarayanan and Lions Club of Central Madras has been responsible for organizing over 800 camps, facilitating 12,500 cataract surgeries and more than 1,500 other eye surgeries.

In 2003, his passion and dedication to Sight First got him involved in a three-year project of Lion’s Club of Central Madras for Screening & Treating of Diabetic Retinopathy.

Again, a LCIF Funded Project spread over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Villuppuram and Tiruvannamalai, created awareness about Diabetic Retinopathy, and facilitated screening camps for detection and treatment to avoid further loss of vision.  The scope of the project extended to a training program for ophthalmologists working in Lions Eye Hospitals across India for screening and treating diabetic retinopathy.

Lion S. N. Harinarayanan’s  contribution in the fight against preventable blindness has been recognized by many and his accolades include the Friend of Humanity’ Award from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in 2008-2009; ‘Helping Hands’ Award from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in 2009-2010, and many International President’s appreciation certificates, multiple  and district  certificates

Sankara Nethralaya has also awarded this dedicated and selfless philanthropist for propagating the need and necessity for eye donation and also for motivating many to donate their Cornea at the time of death.

Sankara Nethralaya salutes Lion S. N. Harinarayanan, a true champion in the fight against preventable blindness in our community for Service Above Self.

Sankara Nethralaya wins The Economic Times Healthcare “Best Hospital – Ophthalmology (National)” Award

After being recognized as one among the ‘Best 4 Ophthalmological Institutions in the World for Year 2021’ by Newsweek, the international news magazine, Sankara Nethralaya wins the The Economic Times Healthcare Awards 2021 for Best Hospital – Ophthalmology on the national level.

We thank all our consultants, nursing, staff and our supporters for their hard work and dedication to provide total eye-care solutions of highest standards to all sections of community in a patient-friendly environment.

Newsweek’s high power global healthcare survey deploying leading survey agency recognizes Sankara Nethralaya as, one of the ‘Best Hospitals in the World for year 2020’ based on certain critical parameters