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INDIAN INTRAOCULAR IMPLANT

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REFRACTIVE SURGERY CONVENTION

Annual conference of intraocular implant and refractive society, Chennai India

8th & 9th July, 2017

About Chennai

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very vital role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. In current time, Chennai, the capital city is the 4th largest city of India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India. This booming economy credit goes to the leading industries including medical industries, software services, automobile, petrochemicals, financial services, textiles and hardware manufacturing. Connectivity to other states and countries from Chennai is a plus point to make this city more reachable and easy to live. And, it is also considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc. Given below are some of the very interesting facts and figures about Chennai.

Interesting Facts & Trivia about Chennai

arrow The earlier name of the city, Madras is believed to be originated from Madrasapattinam, a fishing village located north of the St. George Fort.
arrow Chennai is also known as the ‘Gateway to South India’.
arrow The Tidel Park of the capital city is the largest IT Park in Asia; it also houses the head offices of leading software companies.
arrow Cricket is the famous sport in Chennai and was started as a result of the foundation of the Madras Cricket Club in 1846.
arrow The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium sited in Chepauk was set up in 1916 and is among the oldest stadiums of the country.
arrow It is also known as the Detroit of India because of its automobile industry which produces more than 40% of the auto parts and motor vehicles in India.
arrow The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CBMT) at Koyambedu is the leading bus terminal in Asia.
arrow The Cancer Institute established in 1920 is one of the oldest cancer hospitals in India.
arrow The Anna Centenary Library in the capital city of Tamil Nadu is the largest library in Asia.
arrow Viswanathan Anand, the world chess champion, grew up in Chennai.
arrow This city is renowned for Bharatnatyam, the famous and one of the oldest classical dance forms in India, which originated in Tamil Nadu.
arrow It houses some of the leading foreign banks including Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Citibank, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd., Ryan Services and Standard Chartered Bank.
arrow The Vandalur Zoo sited in Chennai was set up in 1855 and it is the first public zoo in India and also the largest one in the country.
arrow Chennai is the second leading exporter of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services in India.

Chennai & Healthcare

Healthcare in Chennai is provided by both government-run and private hospitals. Chennai attracts about 45 percent of health tourists from abroad arriving in the country and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. The city has been termed India's health capital. Multi- and super-specialty hospitals across the city bring in an estimated 150 international patients every day. Factors behind the tourists' inflow in the city include low costs, little to no waiting period, and facilities offered at the speciality hospitals in the city.


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