Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Jun 25, 2011
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Tamil Nadu

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs |

Tamil Nadu - Tiruchi Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Doctor conferred outstanding service award in Sydney

Staff Reporter



Reaping smiles:C.A.Nelson Jesudasan, (right), Director of Joseph Eye Hospital, being greeted by Frank J. Martin, president of the APAO, in Sydney recently.

TIRUCHI: Director and Medical Superintendent of Joseph Eye Hospital, C.A.Nelson Jesudasan was conferred with the ‘Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award' by the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) at a convention in Sydney recently.

Dr.Jesudasan is among the 42 awardees chosen by the APAO, a federation of national ophthalmology societies promoting ophthalmology and visual sciences to preserve and protect vision of people in Asia-Pacific region. Frank J.Martin, President of the Association presented the awards. The conference was attended by 4,000 eye care professionals from 67 countries, according to a release issued by the hospital on Thursday.

Dr. Jesudasan is the second Indian after Tatyarao Pundlikrao Lahane, Dean, Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai to receive the award. Other eminent eye care professionals honoured by the Academy under various categories in the past include Govindappa Venkataswamy, founder, Aravind Eye Hospital; S.S. Badrinath, founder, Sankara Nethralya and Gullapalli Nag Rao, founder, LV Prasad Eye Institute.

The tertiary eye care hospital founded by Joseph Gnanadhickam in 1934 prides itself in providing affordable eye care services through the super speciality hospital and peripheral units in 14 districts. Various community-level programmes and rehabilitation services for rural blind fall in the ambit of the hospital's services. The hospital screens around 2.5 lakh patients every year.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Tamil Nadu

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2011, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu