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Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

As part of the World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week, 11-18 May 2014, a two-day program was organized.

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On Wednesday, May 14th 2014, between 3 and 5 pm, experts at LVPEI interacted with discerning people through a public forum and on Thursday, May 15th 2014, between 10 am and 1 pm, an educational program was organized for health care workers to equip

them in identifying retinoblastoma early, and with their help percolate the information to the rest of the community.

The speakers at the public forum elucidated on the care to be taken of a child during systemic chemotherapy including nutritional aspects. Dr. Swathi Kaliki and Dr. Vijayanand Reddy spoke on the importance of spreading the awareness of the problem. Dr. Archana and Dr. Rama Devi


spoke on the nutritional aspects, Dr. Annie Hassan from Kamineni Hospitals spoke on the importance of genetic testing for Retinoblastoma, particularly to prevent the risk of the problem in the second child after the first child has been diagnosed of Retinoblastoma. Dr. Beula Christy spoke on the role of rehabilitation services for children with Retinoblastoma, how after the operation involving treatment or even enucleation, the child needs to be rehabilitated to cope with life.

Day Two of the program i.e 15th May, had Dr. Swathi Kaliki speaking about the importance of early identification and referral. Ms. Mahalakshmi and Ms.Hema from the Rehabilitation Services department spoke on the guidelines for classroom management before and after treatment. A presentation on the overview of the rehabilitation services offered at LVPEI was followed by a program on creating


community awareness: specific roles and responsibilities of health workers and teachers.

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Awards & Honours

Dr. Taraprasad Das, nominated as Committee member of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Vitreoretinal Diseases and also into the Surgery Subspecialty Fellowship Committee.

Dr. Subhadra Jalali was invited as a WHO sponsored expert to the Govt of Phillipines ROP blindness control program, May 8-9. She spoke at the Phillipines Academy of Ophthalmology regarding ROP services/training besides LVPEI’s unique Day-30 strategy.

Eminent Visitors

David Hass, Christine Hamann, Janel Orzoco and Robert William Weishar, Interns from Haas School of Business Berkeley, USA, to study the VC model at LVPEI; 17 May - 7 June.

Latest News

Rehabilitation clients prove their mettle

Clients of LVPEI’s Rehabilitation Services proved their mettle with amazing academic performances at the 10th class and Intermediate Board examinations, amply proving that disability is not a barrier when it comes to academic prowess. Among the eleven successful students, Abdulla Abdul Kareem scored a whopping 92.3% in his 10th Grade, while Kumar Raja bagged 89% in the Intermediate second year examinations.

Operations Management Workshop

Vision 2020: The Right to Sight organized a two day workshop on 'Operations Management for Effective Eye Care Delivery’ on 3-4 May 2014 at Shankar Foundation Eye Hospital, Visakhapatnam.

K Anil Kumar from LVPEI’s GMR Varalakshmi campus made a presentation on 'Current challenges for HR - competition, non-availability of skilled clinical and managerial HR’.

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109th Vision Centre inaugurated at Banra, Odisha

LVPEI Bhubaneswar’s first Vision Centre (VC) and the 109th for the LVPEI network was inaugurated on 26 May 2014 at Banra, Cuttack, Odisha with the support of Shree Jagadguru Krupalu Ji Charitable Trust. Dr J K Das, Joint Director (Ophthalmology), Department of Health and Family Welfare was the Chief Guest. Others present included Dr Taraprasad Das, Dr Sujata Das, Dr K C Padhy, Dr S T Muralidhar, Drushi daan eye bank team, and others from the Institute. The centre will cater to the primary eye care needs of Banra Gram Panchayat and its nearby villages. The center will link to LVPEI Bhubaneswar for all referred patients.

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@KAR Campus

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Nurses’ Day celebrations

The Nurses’ Day celebrations on 12 May 2014 commenced with a solemn prayer, a pledge by the nursing staff to rededicate themselves for the cause of service, followed by various performances. The GMR Varalakshmi campus also celebrated the day with various cultural programs concluding with a cake cutting ceremony.

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@GMR Varalakshmi Campus

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World Clinical Trials Day

is making to the lives of patients. It also recognizes how patients are contributing to the development of medicine through their participation. Excel Life Sciences Pvt Ltd a Site Management Office (SMO), which conducts Clinical Research projects throughout India, in association with LVPEI’s GMR Varalakhsmi Campus in Visakhapatnam, organized a ‘Walk for Clinical Trials’ on 18 May 2014, Sunday, at the R K Beach from 7 am to 8 am.

The walk was flagged off by Prof Y Satyanarayana, Director - School of Law, Gitam University.

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Our Support in May

Bhubaneswar
M S Dalmia / OCL India Ltd

Delhi
Mircosoft / Charities Aid
Foundation India

East Godavari
P Bhanu Murthy

UK
Parmajit Gill
Savitri Waney Charitable
Trust

Hyderabad
Parin V Dittia
R K Bhatnagar
Sri Ramanjaneya Charitable
Trust

Kakinada
B Surya Kumari

Kolkata
Lalwari Ferro Alloys Ltd

Mumbai
Pooja Laddha

Pune
Bisham N Hinduja
Tangudu Vinod Kumar

Srikakulam
M V R Murthy / East Coast
Development Foundation
Jami Krishna Swamy
Sanyasi Rao

Vizianagaram
A Ranga Rao Dora

Visakhapatnam
Bhavani Sirisha
K Subhadra
L Narayana Rao
T Ramanjaneya Reddy
D Rangaraju / Vijaynagar
Biotech Ltd