From the Secretary’s Desk

secretaryDear all,
Dear members of APOS,
Time and Tide awaits nobody. It is almost two years we got separated and new APOS formed and we made a mark with.

Dakshin Netra 2015 – The maiden conference of APOS, held at Tirupati, was attended by over 1200 delegates from all the five southern states and all over INDIA. The presence of the top brasses of Ophthalmology from all over the country has added great values to the conference. Live Surgery and OPL by Dr.Amar Agarwal was one of it’s kind and kept the hall packed with delegates. The AIOS-ARC Cataract & Glaucoma, Wet-labs & Quiz by Dr.Quresh Maskati were crowd pullers.

The presence of the Galaxy of top personnels like Dr.P.Namperumalsamy – Chairman – Emeritus Aravind Eye Care Systems, Dr.Rajvardhan Azad – Past president of APAO, Dr.Debashish Bhattacharya – President AIOS, Dr.Babu Rajendran – Past President – AIOS had set new benchmarks in state ophthalmic conference. The conference seemed like a Mid Term Aios conf. and most of the Faculty present now in this auditorium were there last year in Tirupati. They all had Darsan of Lord Balaji V.I. P.Darsan and had Divine blessings of Lord Balaji.

Now the 2nd Annual conference of APOS is  7-9th October 2016 at Visakhapatnam and our Scientific Chairman Dr Gopala Raju and Organising secretary.Dr VVL Narasimha Rao made elaborate arrangements.

With immediate effect, APOS has adopted the Go-Green policy on the lines of AIOS as per the resolution passed in the GB of APOC 2015 @ Tirupati. Information dissemination is being done effectively in this website.

I request all the old, young and youngest members of APOS to keep themselves updated on the activities of the society by visiting this website at least once in a week.

Apos has made AADHAR Card of 13 districts of A.P. as mandatory to join as regular life members of Apos. Only regular life members of APOS are eligible for competitive sessions. Others without AADHAR card  will be Associate Members of APOS and will not be eligible for competitive sessions, cannot attend the G.B, do not have voting rights and cannot hold any posts in the office of APOS.

Four ARC-APOS CMEs were conducted in Vizag, Vijayawada, Kurnool and Tirupati. I thank Dr.Partha Biswas, Chairman ARC-AIOS, for supporting with GRANTS for Two C.M.E.and Two state conference symposiums including present one to the tune Rs.2.50/lakhs.

Financial Status of APOS. After bifurcation APOS got its share of Rs.1.12/ crores from erstwhile APOS. The donations for naming of scientific sessions are pouring in and a total of rs 41/lakhs collected so far. At present Apos has got Rs.1.60/crores as FDRs. It is a record for any state society to have this much money at AIOS level in two years.This reminds me the words of DR.G.V. my mentor,guru do not run after money and rather it should be opposite,i.e./money should run after you. saying that keep this money with you.

Head Quarter Building. APOS contemplating the idea of having H.Q.Bldg  on the lines of AIOS in Delhi, in Capitol of AMARAVATI.My next target is to procured land from A.P.Govt. I appeal for donations from this podium.

NTR VAIDYA SEVA. Before formation APOS only two hospitals have got EHS/Arogya seva.Thanks to our health minister DR.K.Srinivas and Dr.Ravishankar Ayyanar,C.E.O. Apos got the bed strength reduced to 20. Single specialty ophthalmology.Now almost 20 eye hospitals are enrolling ,i.e 2 became 20. Live and let Live.

NABH ACCREDTION Ophthalmolgy. Recently NABH ACCREDITATION guidelines have been reduced for Ophthalmology and the book is released in Delhi on 11.11.16 in AIOS office. Members can log on NABH website and download.

A.P.Govt Community Activities. As on date APOS has got membership of 950/members.There are another 3 to 400 members not enrolled in Apos. I request all of them to join immediately as the admission rates are going to increase. So we have 1400 eye specialists in 13 districts of A.P.100 for each district. I appeal to involve all the Apos members in A.P.Govt Programs,like school screening of children for vision and other NRHM etc. Apos is ready to render voluntary services to Govt as well as NGOs.

APOS is going to organize C.M.E. and WET-LABS in all 13 district societies of A.P.

Recently APOS launched Womens wing of Apos(WAPOS) IN TIRUPATI IN JULY ARC CME MEET,WITH DR.Y.SUJATHA as the convenor.

I was made Council Member of SAARC. OPHTH/SAO.and attended SAO./SAARC meeting in Karachi/Pakistan in August.

APOS-FBS ISSUE was discussed at lengyj.. Already the GENERAL BODY of Dakshin

Netra 2015 in Tirupati passed a resolution that APOS is in no way connected with APOS FBS. The

member may join APOS FBS in their individual capacity. Infact Apos has asked refund of our members share of 50% to be given to new Apos. Apos in its executive meeting held in  Vijayawada in March 2016 passed a resolution saying that it will not recognize OFWS.and written to DR.K.Viswanath chairman erstwhile Apos-Fbs to return our share of members of APOS to APOS .

I would like to inform you that I’m contesting for the post of Editor – Proceedings in the upcoming AIOS elections 2017 in Jaipur during AIOC 2017. I appeal to all the APOS members with folded hands to help and support in single voice in this endeavor. I thank the Executive Committee of APOS who have unanimously agreed to support and declare as official APOS candidate .

To err is human and forgive is divine. I request all APOS members, seniors and colleagues to forgive and pardon me for whatever error I have committed without my knowledge.

See you all @ Vizag Eye Con 2016, Visakhapatnam on 7th, 8th and 9th of October 2016.

Thanking you,
Dr. V. Sambasiva Rao
Fellow : University of Illinois, Wisconsin, USA
Hon.Gen.Secretary  : Family Benefit Scheme –  A.I.O.S
JointSecretary –  AIOS
Member Scientific Committiee  – AIOS
Hon.Gen.Secretary.  : APOS (A.P.Ophth Society)
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