Sankara Nethralaya News

IT & healthcare: The Nethralaya experience

The presence of Information Technology, in today’s day and age, has not only fastened the pace at which operations take place but has also brought about a marked improvement in the quality of services.      In India, and elsewhere, one such area which has benefited from IT applications is the healthcare sector. Sankara Nethralaya, one of […]

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Award for Iravadham Mahadevan

Eminent epigraphist and Tamil scholar Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan has been selected for this year’s Ayyan Tiruvalluvar award. The award, which carries Rs. 1 lakh and a gold medal, is given every year to Tamil scholars, poets, social and cultural activists. Through the Vidyasagar Educational Trust, established in memory of his son Vidyasagar, Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan […]

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Rededication of clinical laboratory

Smt. Sulochana Amma and Dr. Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya, at the rededication of the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory on December 31, 2009. Following its renovation, the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory was rededicated by Smt. Sulochana Amma, wife of (late) Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Garu, on December 31, 2009 […]

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Forum of Anaesthesiologists launched

Anaesthesiologists from leading Indian eye institutes have come together to establish a one-of-its kind forum — the Ophthalmic Forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (OFISA). Inaugurated by Prof. Chris Dodds, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK, at Sankara Nethralaya on December 27, 2009, OFISA is affiliated to the Indian Society […]

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Screening & Counselling for senior citizens

Owing to public demand, Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya conducted a screening and counselling for senior citizens (above 60 years) on December 27, 2009. Around 100 people were screened and counseled and 74 people were referred to undergo further medical examination. All those who came were tested for distance & near vision. Apart from checking the eye […]

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Freemasons donate to Sankara Nethralaya

The Freemasons of India, which supports various causes, lent its support to Sankara Nethralaya by donating a sum of Rs. 5 lakh towards a room at the institute’s annexe building.  Captain Balaram Biswakumar, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India, handed over the cheque to Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya on December 26, […]

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Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day

The 15th Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 14, 2009.  Shri. P. Haridas, Secretary, MOP Vaishnav College, who was the chief guest, recounted his experiences with Parmacharya Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, recalled the valuable services and contributions of two former employees of Sankara Nethralaya — Mr. Arumugam […]

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Sankara Nethralaya, Rameswaram, to offer free treatment

Continuing with the Nethralaya philosophy of community service, Sankara Nethralaya, Rameswaram began offering free services to indigent patients from December 1, 2009.   Rededicating the services, at a function on December 7, 2009 at Rameswaram, Mr. TN Hariharan, District Collector, Ramanathapuram, assured all help to Sankara Nethralaya in creating more awareness about ophthalmic care in […]

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Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata completes 1,000 free cataract surgeries

When the rural teleophthalmology project was inaugurated in West Bengal on January 23, 2009 by Governor Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, there was a magnanimous gesture made on the occasion to benefit the rural poor of West Bengal. Bellary Iron Ores Pvt. Ltd Managing Director Shri. S.K. Modi, well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya, committed to sponsor 1,000 cataract […]

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Awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya held in the US

In a bid to make people aware of the various activities and initiatives undertaken by Sankara Nethralaya and to mobilize support for the hospital’s community programmes, Sankara Nethralaya’s Fundraising Director, Dr. Tarun Sharma, held a series of awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya across several cities in the US during his month-long visit to the country […]

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