Published On: Sat, Feb 15th, 2020

Narayana Nethralaya receives AHPI Award for Excellence in Healthcare 2020 for Best Program in Community Engagement

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AHPI recognised Narayana Nethralaya’s KIDROP, India’s first and largest tele medicine program to screen premature infants for blinding condition

 

 Bengaluru-based Narayana Nethralaya, a Super Specialty Eye Care Hospital, has received the Association of Health Providers India (AHPI) Award for Excellence in Healthcare 2020 for Best Program in Community Development, in recognition of its KIDROP initiative. Dr. K Bhujang Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya, received the Award at an event held in Bengaluru recently.

(L-R) Dr. Naren Shetty, Vice Chairman, Narayana Nethralaya; Dr. K Bhujang Shetty, Chairman & Managing Director, Narayana Nethralaya; Dr. Anand S Vinekar, Program Director & Pediatric Retinal Surgeon, Narayana Nethralaya; Gp Capt S K Mittal VSM, CEO, Narayana Nethralaya along with the AHPI Award for Excellence in Healthcare 2020 for Best Program in Community Development, in recognition of its KIDROP initiative, held in Bengaluru.

Initiated in 2007, The Karnataka Internet Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (KIDROP) is India’s first tele-medicine program to screen infants for a blinding condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

This program, for the first time, developed a model where babies in rural centers could be screened using specialized cameras by a dedicated team, which in turn was linked to an advanced tele-medicine platform that provided ROP care access to these babies.

“KIDROP is a unique initiative taken up by Narayana Nethralaya Foundation to prevent blindness in infants born premature or with low birth weight from a retinal condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity in rural areasThe program, which covers the entire state of Karnataka, has successfully treated thousands of infants in the last 13 years,” said Dr. Shetty.

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