Chennai: Health service provider Sankara
Nethralaya on Sunday said it would set up an academy to offer
certificate and fellowship programmes for personnel working in
various eye hospitals across the country.
The aim of the programme is to equip ophthalmologists,
optometrists, nurses and administration personnel with extra
skills, Sankara Nethralaya officials told an agency on Sunday.
Stating that the proposed academy would be set up on a
one-acre plot in Mahabalipuram, they said the courses will
commence in April at Sankara Nethralaya premises in the city.
Courses for ophthalmic theatre assistants, orthoptics,
contact lens, hospital management and fellowship programmes in
vision therapy and ophthalmology would be offered, they said.
Recently, Sankara Nethralaya had started a two-month
Ratan Tata fellowhip programme for ophthalmologists in advance