The Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center at Sankara Nethralaya offers free services to those with a family income of less than Rs. 7000/- per month.
All our units follow the same policy of providing high quality treatment to the rich and poor alike. Some of the highlights of our Community Ophthalmic services are listed below:
1987-1992: Camps conducted on alternate Sundays in the Hospital premises
1992-1995: Camps conducted with the help of NGOs especially the Tulsi Trust.
1995-1997: An entire floor in Mahyco block dedicated for community services.
1997-1999: With increasing demand, a separate Hospital started for free patients at Pammal in the outskirts of Chennai.
1999 onwards: Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center started in the heart of Chennai close to Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital.
In a developing country like India, rural population still have difficulty in accessing quality eye treatment. Sankara Nethralaya recognized this need early on and has put in an elaborate system to identify patients in near by Villages with eye problem; bring them to the main Hospital; operate on them; give them glasses and send them back to their houses - all free of cost. Even the food requirements are met with. Our efforts are whole heartedly supported by Social Service Organizations such as Tulsi Trust, Lions Club, Singvi charitable Trust, Sai Trust and by many good hearted individuals.
Dr. Sripriya Krishnamoorthy,
Sankara Nethralaya, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center,
138, Rama Building
Greams Road (near apollo heart hospital)
Chennai 600 006.
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Tel: 91-44-28233556, 28271616, 28311913