Aravind’s Dream Project Opened in Chennai
Aravind Honours Dr. Alfred Sommer
Fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-ELSEVIER Digital Healthcare Award for Aravind-Pondicherry
Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. M. Srinivasan
Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Narendran
24th Annual Meeting of Indian Eye Research Group – ARVO – India Chapter
India Today’s Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs Award
Aravind in Tirupati

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Aravind’s Dream Project Opened in Chennai
Aravind – Chennai, September 30
The much-awaited Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai was inaugurated by Dr. V. Shanta, Chairperson, Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai in the presence of Dr. J. Radhakrishnan IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt; Health and Family Welfare Dept; Dr. Alfred Sommer, Dean Emeritus and Professor- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; and Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of VIT University, Vellore. All the senior leaders of Aravind were also present during the occasion.

Situated on the city’s Poonamallee High Road, the spacious facility has all the specialities in ophthalmology. It promises high quality ophthalmic care at affordable rates. The hospital has a separate section set up exclusively for the underprivileged sections of the society offering services for free or at steeply subsidised rates. The 700-bedded hospital is spread around a spacious 5lakh square feet. The physical environment and infrastructure developed at Aravind-Chennai, is a reflection of the values for which the organisation stand for - transparency, integrity, and compassionate care. The facility will serve as a centre of excellence by treating patients, training eye care professionals and disseminating the latest and best practices in eye care.

The first day of operations was very welcoming with 322 patients availing the services.
Aravind Honours Dr. Alfred Sommer
Aravind – Madurai, October
This year’s Dr. G. Venkataswamy Endowment Award was presented to Dr. Alfred Sommer, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the prevention of needless blindness in the developing world. Subsequently, Dr. Sommer delivered the oration titled, An Ophthalmic-Public Health Journey.

The function also witnessed the formal launch of Dr. V’s birth centenary year celebrations and the release of the logo, specially designed to commemorate the event.
Fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-ELSEVIER Digital Healthcare Award for Aravind-Pondicherry
Singapore, September 11-14
Aravind –Pondicherry wins Fifth Asia Pacific HIMSS-ELSEVIER Digital Healthcare Award in the category, Outstanding ICT Innovation for its fundus on phone for rural eye care at the ceremony held in Singapore from September 11-14, 2017. The award was instituted by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Singapore.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. M. Srinivasan
New Delhi, August 5-7
Dr. M. Srinivasan, Director Emeritus was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference of India Society for Cornea and Kerato Refractive Surgeons (ISCKRS) held in New Delhi. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology, Govt. of India presented the award.
Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Narendran
Vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Monday, 31 July 2017
Dr. Kalpana Narendran was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree by Vignan University, Vadlamudi, Guntur on the occasion of its fifth convocation.
24th Annual Meeting of Indian Eye Research Group – ARVO – India Chapter
AMRF, 29 - 30 July 2017
The 24th annual meeting of IERG was conducted at Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai. A total of 146 participants attended the meeting. There were 30 invited faculty. The meeting included 103 presentations, two orations, 15 invited talks, 17 free papers and 69 posters.
India Today’s Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs Award
New Delhi, Thursday, 06 July 2017
Aravind Eye Care System wins India Today’s Make in India Emerging Entrepreneurs Award in the Social entrepreneurship category. Shri. Jeyant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India presented the award.
Aravind in Tirupati
Tirupati, May 21
Aravind’s seventh tertiary care facility is to be opened in about two years at Tirupati. Foundation stone for this facility was laid by Dr.N.Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of senior management team of Aravind.
Over the years, Aravind has built good will and trust amongst patients coming from bordering districts of Andhra Pradesh. A number of patients from southern part of the state especially Chittoor, Cuddapah, Nellore, Anantapur, and ongole have been visiting Aravind Eye Hospitals to avail quality eye treatment. This number is increasing year after year. This facility will provide easier access to those already coming and an opportunity to serve eye care needs for the 14 million population of Chittoor, Nellore, Cadapa, Anantapur and neighbouring districts.

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