“Endorse the Validation” Workshop – Chennai
Posted on March 1, 2013 by missionforvision

Mission for Vision invited PRASHASA Health Consultants to conduct a thorough validation of our processes and tools. The purpose of this workshop was to share their findings with MFV’s partners.

The workshop was a huge success, as all partner hospitals participated. The learning’s from this workshop were instrumental in streamlining the patient care audit process and its tools to ensure it is more user-friendly. The newly learned processes were packaged into a product that was then made available to all eye care institutions, so that they too could benefit from the same.

IAPB visits the Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project
Posted on November 11, 2012 by missionforvision

The Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Project welcomed three eminent officials from Seeing is Believing, IAPB who were going to monitor its entire activity. The officials were Ms. Sally Crook; Programme Manager, Ms. Susan Evans; Project Officer and Ms. Elizabeth Tinsley; Finance Officer. They were accompanied by Mr. Dominic Haslam; Director of Policy and Strategic Programme Support, Sightsavers; the organization in collaboration with NEAO which managed the visit.

Ms. Sally Crook, during the various presentations raised pertinent questions pertaining to sustainability, continuation of services, functions of vision centers, continuation of health workers’ service after the completion of the project and its time frame among others.

The next morning, the IAPB paid a visit to a vision center at Aheritola administrated by MFV. The team scrutinized with great interest the efficiency of the administrative processes practiced by MFV. Thus, the record keeping systems, patient management systems, treatment procedure and spectacle dispensing processes were evaluated by them in great detail.

The next on the itinerary was a visit to an awareness camp held by MFV in Basanti Colony, a slum in Ward 32. Awareness was generated by a talking doll show. After experiencing the awareness camp, the party proceeded to Sankara Nethralaya Hospital where a splendid buffet was laid out for them.

The visit of IAPB was a truly gratifying, inspiring and an enriching experience. Their suggestions are invaluable and all the participants of the project are eager.

Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Centre opens in Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

The Sankara Nethralaya family and its well-wishers got together for a very special occasion for the naming of “Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Centre.” Chairman Emeritus Dr. S. S. Badrinath and Chairman Dr. Bhaskaran extended a warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries.

Following Dr. Madhavan’s welcome address and honouring of the guests, the Chief Guest Dr. Ramasami and the guest of honour Padmavibushan V.Krishnamurty jointly opened the plaque announcing the renaming of the block as Kamlnayan Bajaj Research Centre.

In his speech, Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Group, underlined the social responsibility of private enterprise to sustain and nurture institutions involved in public welfare. He recalled that Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore had expounded this philosophy in his writings almost a century ago and stated that it was so relevant today. Shri Bajaj complimented the Vision Research Foundation for its highly productive research and the Sankara Nethralaya for being the biggest eye care facility in Asia providing high quality, low cost eye care to all sections of society. He underlined his personal belief in Sankara Nethralaya’s philosophy of Privatised Public Sector, which made his association with it very natural.

Sri Venugopalaswami Trust and Smt. Rajamma Public Trust, Chennai donate generously to Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal
Posted on June 11, 2011 by missionforvision

In the function held at the hospital premises on, Dr. Saroja Shankar, trustee, Sri Venugopalaswami Trust and Smt. Rajamma Public Trust, Chennai dedicated two sets of Pulse Oximeter and Multi Para Monitor worth Rs 1.80 lakhs to Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal to strengthen the Operation Theatre, which would benefit the community. Dr. Balamurugan, Dr. Sapna Sai Prasad and Dr. Nirupama received the equipments and interacted with the donors. Prof. Venkataraman, a well-wisher and the staff of the hospital, also participated in the event.

Day-long clinic on Optometry
Posted on April 17, 2011 by missionforvision

Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore along with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry organised a day long clinical update in optometry. Leaders from the field of Optometry were invited as faculty and over 40 delegates from various parts of Southern India participated.

The Nirmal Ashram Eye Institute, which is managed by SECI similarly organised a CME under the aegis of the Dehradun Ophthalmic Society on June 26, 2011. The meeting saw delegates from the three neighbouring districts attend this workshop about the high volume of cataract surgical care provided and also about recent advances in diagnosing retinal diseases using the Spectral Optical Coherence Tomography.

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