Tamilnadu frontrunner in healthcare, says Minister

Chennai: ‘Tamilnadu has always been a fore runner in healthcare particularly in ophthalmology and hosts many of the premier eye institutes from where aspiring ophthalmologists embedded with skills and advanced technology pass out and serve different parts of the country,’ said State Environment, Pollution Control, Youth Welfare and Sports Minister Siva V Meyyanathan.

He was speaking after inaugurating an annual conference on eye surgery IIRSI 2021 in Chennai.

Prof. Amar Agarwal, secretary general, IIRSI, and chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital said, ‘the annual conference of IIRSI has become a pivotal event in the ophthalmology calendar of India centred on global ophthalmic innovations. This year, top eye surgeons from are participating to showcase the surgeons the latest advancements in the field. This conference will provide a platform for the aspiring surgeons to know different ways of tackling the difficult situations of cataract and its surgery through interaction between them. Overall, IIRSI has been instrumental in significantly increasing the capabilities and offerings of the eyecare sector in India in terms of diagnostics and treatment.’

NT Bureau