Healthy Career Choices in Health Care

Healthy Career Choices in Health Care

What to do after class 10 or 12? A perennial question, with the usual answer of engineering or medicine. However, at a career counseling session organized by The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, Ayanambakkam, Vanagaram, here on Saturday – 18th May 2013 young people had an opportunity to discover a whole range of courses in the healthcare sector that could help them build good careers.

A Mahalingam Assistant Registrar inaugurated and brief about the Institution and its facility. And highlighted about “The healthcare service sector is booming. There are many career opportunities here, with institutions offering courses to enhance their specialized manpower. The Sankara Nethralaya Academy is offering many such specialized diploma courses.”

Sri A P Irungovel, Senior Manager – Patients Education & Counseling dept of Sankara Nethralaya given a presentation on Goal – Towards healthcare services.

The 2 years diplomas in Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant, Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technology, and BSc Medical Laboratory Courses are all courses recognized by the TN Dr MGR Medical University. And the academy also conducts 2 year – Diploma in Refraction and Dispensing courses. For the +2 completed candidates.

In the Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant course, the students learn about ocular disease and its causes. They learn to assist in ophthalmic surgical procedures, to provide pre and post-operative care to patients and to act as primary and secondary resources to patients, care givers and healthcare professionals.

The Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technology course teaches students to assist the anaesthetist, surgeon or nurse in various procedures and to sterilise and disinfect OT rooms following NABH protocols.

A Mahalingam, academic officer & Assistant Registrar of The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, said, “Our courses are designed to get the students jobs. Students who cannot afford to go to college will definitely find jobs after the diploma courses.” For more details, contact 9710485295 or log on to

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