VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-INDIA Knowledge Hub Presents this Webinar.
We see, on one hand, COVID vaccination drives at a good rate, while on the other hand, people get affected by second/third wave of COVID faster than the previous scenario. There have been curfews and restrictions (some facilities to operate only at 50% and 30% capacity, etc.) in many areas in the country. And there are projections that the country will witness the highest scenario by the end of April. Although the government did not impose a ban on outreach for eye care as on date, some of our member hospitals have decided on their own not to conduct screening in outreach areas to prevent further spread for high risk populations. It seems that the real challenge is how our member hospitals look to manage uncertainty. “How do we emerge stronger in this COVID scenario?” is the key question that many member hospitals are contemplating.
Lecturers: Mr. Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director-LAICO, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai
Mr Suresh Kumar, Senior Faculty- LAICO, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai
Dr. R R Sudhir, Head of Dept of Preventive Ophthalmology, Senior cornea consultant, Head of Medical Informatics, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
May 9, 2021