Tag Archives: Dr Subhadra Jalali
Dr Mariappan’s lab is involved in basic and translational research towards addressing the problems of retinal and corneal diseases using different sources of adult and pluripotent stem cells.
London: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, a charitable foundation established in 2012 to mark and celebrate The Queen’s sixty-year contribution to the Commonwealth, has honoured the work of Dr Subhadra Jalali, a pioneering ophthalmologist who is “leading the way in preventing premature babies from going blind across India and beyond”.
“She was born too soon” — seven weeks early — they told my worried parents when I was born at 33 weeks and 1.7 kgs weight. But technology and care, medical science and the hard work of a multitude of trained doctors and nurses with tremendous impetus from social workers and NGOs, women and child and health welfare groups and the corporate world — along with the limelight by the WHO — each in their own way helped me, a preterm and low birth-weight baby to survive!
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan): Darkness has become a life-long curse for two generations of a family in a Rajasthan village. This family has 15 members, including eight children, who are blinded by daylight.