Sankar Foundation Institute of Ophthalmology on Thursday inaugurated long-term and short-term fellowship courses on its Vepagunta main hospital premises.

The Andhra University Vice-Chancellor Beela Satyanarayana formally opened the classes for the four long-term specialised courses of 18 months in Anterior Segment, Vitreo Retinal Services, Orbit and Oculoplasty Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. There is a provision to do 6 months of additional training, which is optional.

The Vice-Chancellor, while congratulating the Sankar Foundation for its excellent work in training and research activity, promised to support them as far as possible in all their activities for the general community good. The foundation CEO K. Arun welcomed the gesture and promised to keep up the highest tradition in serving the poor. Those qualified in MD/MS/DNB and below 40 years applied for the courses and admission letters were formally handed over at the function.

Medical Education Director M. Subrahmanyam expressed happiness at the beginning of such courses that had become essential for service larger interests of society. The Foundation also offers seven short-term courses with durtion between two weeks to two months. The managing trustee A. Sankar Rao, trustee A. Vijay Kumar and prominent ophthalmologist Vengala Rao also participated.