Sankara Nethralaya has always kept up with the latest technological updates in ophthalmology. Our benefactors and supporters have believed in our mission to bring world-class quality eye-care to the have-nots regardless of their ability to pay. On 21-02-2022, Shri Challa Sreenivasulu Setty MD (R & DB) State Bank of India and Shri R. Radhakrishna CGM Chennai circle on Shri Challa Sreenivasulu Setty MD (R&DB) SBI visited Sankara Nethralaya to inaugurate the newly installed Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer.
Sankara Nethralaya’s association with State Bank of India dates back to the 1990s when Dr. S. S. Badrinath had approached several corporate entities for funding towards community care initiatives. Two stalwarts of Chennai’s cityscape – State Bank of India (local head office), Chennai and the Sankara Nethralaya main campus have been neighbors at College Road for decades. State Bank of India serves as our official banker and recommends our institution as the preferred eye care provider to its employees.
One of the earliest corporate and public sector organizations to join our fight to bring vision to the have-nots was the State Bank of India in an era when corporate social responsibility (CSR) was unknown in India. In 2013, State Bank of India had contributed a large sum for the second floor at the A. Sivasailam Block, JKCN on Pycrofts Garden Road, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.
Sankara Nethralaya approached the SBI seeking support to upgrade Glaucoma diagnostic equipment. In a commendable demonstration of concern and solidarity with its cause the CSR department of the SBI agreed immediately to fund the entire cost of a New Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer.
In a brief yet evocative ceremony, Shri Challa Sreenivasulu Setty MD (R&DB) SBI inaugurated the medical equipment on Tuesday, 21-02-2022 in the presence of Shri R. Radhakrishna, CGM Chennai circle, Dr. Girish S. Rao, President, G. Ramachandran, Honorary Secretary & Treasurer, Dr. T. S. Surendran, Vice Chairman & Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Dr. Ronnie George, President & Director – Research, Director – Glaucoma Services, Mr. Suresh Kumar P., and Ms. Kavitha B.
This state-of-the-art New Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer will enable us to provide quality eye care for our patients. Sankara Nethralaya sincerely thanks SBI for this support.