Dr S S Badrinath, Founder of Sankara Nethralaya, Passes Away at 83
Dr S S Badrinath, the renowned ophthalmologist and founder of Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, has passed away at the age of 83. His demise leaves behind a remarkable legacy of accessible and high-quality eye care for the economically disadvantaged.
Established in 1978, Sankara Nethralaya has become one of the leading eye care institutions in India and has provided treatment to millions of patients over the years. Dr Badrinath’s vision was to make quality eye care accessible to all, regardless of their financial means.
Under his leadership, Sankara Nethralaya implemented several innovative initiatives that revolutionized eye care in the country. The institution introduced community outreach programs, mobile eye clinics, and teleophthalmology services to reach remote areas and provide diagnosis and treatment to underserved populations.
Dr Badrinath’s dedication to providing affordable eye care earned him numerous accolades and recognition throughout his career. He was honored with several prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology.
The news of his passing has saddened the medical community and the public alike. Many have expressed their gratitude for Dr Badrinath’s tireless efforts in ensuring that no one is denied access to essential eye care services.
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