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Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
Community Ophthalmology
Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre

The Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center at Sankara Nethralaya offers free services to those with a family income of less than Rs. 12,000/- 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 – 2020: Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center started in the heart of Chennai at Greams Road, close to Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital
2020 onwards: Moved to a larger premises at Dr V G Appukutty Campus, St Thomas Mount dedicated fully to community services with better facilities to accommodate more underprivileged patients
In a developing country like India, rural population still has 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 wholeheartedly supported by Social Service Organizations such as Tulsi Trust, Lions Club, Singhvi Charitable Trust, Sai Trust and by many kindhearted individuals.
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Incharge - Community Ophthalmology
Dr. Veena Bhaskaran
Sankara Nethralaya, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center,
Dr. V.G. Appukutty Campus
No.8, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount,
Chennai – 600 016.
email id : drvbn@snmail.org / arulkumar@snmail.org
Tel: 044 49086059/49086060
Extn: 2304