Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inaugurated the Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre, Alandur, and R.A. Puram Extension Centre of Sankara Nethralaya through video conference on the occasion of the 43rd Foundation Day Celebration. Senior officials of Sankara Nethralaya including Chairman Girish Shiva Rao, Vice-Chairman T.S. Surendran and Secretary G. Ramachandran were also present at the function.
Sankara Nethralaya is a not-for-profit missionary institution for ophthalmic care (i.e., an eye hospital) headquartered in Chennai. In the name “Sankara Nethralaya”, “Sankara” is a reference to Adi Shankaracharya and “Nethralaya” means “The Temple of the Eye”. Sankara Nethralaya receives patients from India and abroad.
Sankara Nethralaya has over 1,000 employees and serves around 1,500 patients per day, performing over 100 surgeries per day. Today Sankara Nethralaya has its services running at five locations in Chennai and has services at Mukundapur in Kolkata, Rameshwaram and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, and has plans to expand in more States and possibly other countries.