Shankara Netralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
In 2017, Vision-Aid established a partnership with Sankara Netralaya to offer free assistive devices to non-paying (needy) patients in their low vision clinic at Chennai. The Vision-Aid Shankara Netralaya fund will provide free devices to hundreds of patients every month.
Vision-Aid and VHS National Resource Center
Vision-Aid announced that it is partnering with Voluntary Health Services (VHS) to establish a new Vision-Aid National Resource Center in Chennai, India. The center will be named the Srinivasan-Sundara Vision-Aid National Resource center, in honor of Shri. Srinivasan Varadarajan and Sundara Srinivasan, parents of the generous supporters of this center, Venkat and Pratima Srinivasan, residents of the Greater Boston Area.
Voluntary Health Services, popularly known as the VHS Hospital, is a multispecialty tertiary care referral hospital in Chennai, serving the economically weaker sections of society for many decades. It was founded in 1958 by Krishnaswami Srinivas Sanjivi, an Indian physician, social worker and a winner of India’s highest civil awards, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.