Gap Assessment Visits

Maharashtra, 12-18 May

As part of LEAP- Closing the Loop Collaborative series, Dr. G. Anitha, Chief Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tuticorin, and Mohammed Gowth, Senior Faculty, LAICO, made a Gap assessment visit to Nandadeep Eye Hospital, Sangli, and its branch hospital at Kolapur, Maharashtra between12th and 16th May. Similarly, Dr. B. Harinikrishna, Medical Consultant, Aravind-Kovilpatti, and Udayakumar, Senior Faculty, LAICO, visited M.N. Eye Hospital, Chennai, between 16th and18th May. The main objective of these visits were to gain a deep understanding of the hospital’s activities and identify potential focus areas for improvement on enhancing the acceptance rate for cataract surgery and spectacles. During the visit, they have identified and discussed the key areas of improvement and facilitated the hospital’s team for action plan to achieve completing the service loop.

Dr. G. Anitha and Mohammed Gowth seated in the middle, with Nandadeep Eye Hospital team
Dr. B. Harini Krishna and B. Udayakumar, during the gap assessment visit to M.N. Eye Hospital

Management and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators and Managers

LAICO, 4th April – 2nd May

The one-month course held at LAICO aimed to equip hospital administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage an eye hospital, both in its day-to-day operations and in developing the hospital according to the needs of the community it serves. Seven participants from Lusaka Eye Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa Eye Foundation, Magrabi – ICO Cameroon Eye Institute, Yaounde, Cameroon, Nepal Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, Arasan Eye Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu, Nayana Eye Care, Andhra Pradesh, NBJK – Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, and Mahanadi Netra Chikitsalaya- LEPRA Society, Odisha, attended the course.

Ceremonial lamp lighting at the inaugural day of the one-month course conducted by LAICO
Dr. Usha Kim delivering the keynote address
B.S. Ganesh Babu handling a session
Dr. S.R. Krishnadas, delivering the valedictory address