Dr. SS Badrinath

1st OFISACON inaugurated

The Ophthalmic forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists had a memorable and grand first birthday on 3rd September, 2011, while the new born was greeted and wished a long and eventful life by all those who had gathered for the occasion, a greeting from the Prime Minster of India made the day.  An interesting coincidence was […]

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SN Alumni Academic Meet 2011

There is an old pun that goes that ‘there is no stronger tie than the ‘old school tie’ which simply means that we make our strongest bonds during our student years. The huge turnout of 160 ophthalmologists at the SN Alumni Academic meeting held at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium, SN only added credence to […]

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Seva Rathna for Dr. Badrinath

The Srirangam Srimad Andavan Asramam honoured Sankara Nethralaya’s founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dr.SS Badrinath, with the Seva Rathna on April 10, 2011 at a function held in Chennai. Dr. Badrinath was presented the award in recognition of his relentless battle to eradicate blindness, his leadership and pioneering role in providing quality and affordable eye care […]

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Public Service Excellence award for Dr. Badrinath

Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath was awarded the AIMA-Public Service Excellence Award on February 21, 2011 on the occasion of the 55th Foundation Day of the All-India Management Association (AIMA). Every year AIMA commemorates its Foundation Day by recognizing the contribution of professionals from various fields and presents awards to renowned personalities for their unprecedented […]

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Witnessing the transformation in Oculoplasty

A two-day international Oculofacial, Reconstructive and Aesthetics conference was organised by Sankara Nethralaya from January 16-17, 2011. Titled ‘Chrysalis 2011’, the conference sought to explore the transformation that the field of Oculofacial Reconstructive and Aesthetics has witnessed in recent times.  Experts from countries like USA, France, United Kingdom, Singapore and Indian cities like Chennai, New […]

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Auditorium dedicated in memory of philanthropist VD Swami

Family and friends of Sankara Nethralaya’s first Honorary Secretary & Treasurer Sri VD Swami reminisced with admiration the life and times of the businessman and philanthropist at a function on December 25 to dedicate the auditorium at Sankara Nethralaya in memory of Sri VD Swami in his birth centenary year. Taking a trip down memory […]

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University of Missouri honors Dr. Badrinath

Dr. SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, was awarded an honorary degree — the Doctor of Science (D. Sc.) — from the University of Missouri, US, on December 18, 2010 at the University’s Honors Ceremony. The award is one of the highest academic tributes that the University of Missouri awards to recognize the achievements of […]

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“People award” for JCOC Coordinator

Mr. Arul Kumar, Coordinator, Community Outreach, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre (JCOC), has been awarded the “People Award – August 2010” by SOUTH INDIAN POST, a weekly magazine. He was presented with the award by Thiru Lena Tamilvanan on October 24, 2010. Dedicating the award to Sankara Nethralaya’s founder Dr. SS Badrinath and his wife, Dr. […]

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We need cost-effective, wide-reaching innovations: Dr. SS Badrinath

An, ophthalmologist for nearly four decades, Dr. SS Badrinath has been a constant figure in the dramatic evolution of the speciality in India over the years. In an interview with Ramya Kannan, Special Correspondent, The Hindu on World Sight Day (October 14), Dr. Badrinath says that key to his practice, and the philosophy of his […]

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Low-cost healthcare takes tech route to scale up

The Financial Express After offering high-quality and affordable healthcare to millions of people, pioneers like Narayana Hrudayalaya, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Sankara Nethralaya and LifeSpring Hospitals are moving up the technology curve to expand their reach, improve services and make themselves more affordable. Bengaluru’s Narayana Hrudayalaya is venturing into mHealth, Madurai’s Aravind Eye Hospitals group is […]

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