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  • KIDROP website was launched on 23rd March, 2013 by Union Health Secretary, Shri. Keshav Desiraju during the launch of the FOREVER program at Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore.

  • 25,000th baby's name being entered in the KIDROP register !!!

  • Great news!! Rajasthan Govt signed the MOU with KIDROP

  • KIDROP wins the prestigious "Innovation in Health Care through PPP" popular choice award on November 15th, 2012 at the e-India awards.

  • Dr. Anand Vinekar, received the BEST POSTER at the 3rd World ROP Congress, Shanghai, China, October 14-16th, 2012.
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Training & Collaboration  
KIDROP conducts training programs for new recruits for the position of Project Managers and Retcam Technicians.  
Since 2010, over 17 teams have been trained from within and outside Karnataka state. Most of the training has been performed for Government nominated teams in areas of intervention where KIDROP screens.  
Typically, training is for a period of 30 days for support teams (Team B) and upto 90 days or longer for primary teams (Team A).  During training, the candidates are required to travel to all the centers where KIDROP screens and perform hands on practical sessions.  
Retcam technicians are first trained on infant head mannequins and thereafter on infants under supervision before they perform independently. Project managers are given practical and operational training with special emphasis on setting up and maintaining a Tele-ROP program in the outreach. Candidates are required to have good communication skills, willingness to travel and a strong commitment to their work with a passion to make a difference to the community they serve. Previous background or degrees are not as important as honesty and integrity to be selected for training.  
Preference is given to Government supported candidates or those from areas where no such facilities exist. Interested Government agencies, NGO’s, hospitals or individuals must contact us in advance as time-tables for training are prepared several months ahead of time.  
KIDROP is fortunate to collaborate with several prestigious organizations and institutions in various capacities:  
The outreach program is primarily supported:  
1) National Rural Health Mission, Government of Karnataka (KIDROP, 2009)
2) Min of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India [KIDROP (2009) & FOREVER (2012)]
Supporting Research and Academic Organizations & Hospitals:   
1) Associated Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, USA  
2) BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore  
3) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad  
4) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore  
5) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK  
6) Maastricht University, Netherlands  
7) Philips Research India, Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore  
8) Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh  
9) Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore  
International Technical (Tele-ROP) Advisors to:  
1) Thailand (2010, 2011)  
2) Indonesia (2011)  
3) Russia (2013)  
4) Dominican Republic (2012, in progress)  
5) South Africa (2012, in progress)  
6) Mexico (2012, in progress)  
Training of teams in states (outside Karnataka):  
1) HV Desai Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra (Team trained in 2010, supported by Sight Savers International)  
2) Polio Foundation of India (Team trained in 2012, supported by National Rural Health Mission, Gujarat)  
3) Govt. of Rajasthan (Team training in 2013), MOU with NRHM, Rajasthan  
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other Institutions:  
1) Chaitanya Eye Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala  
2) Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam  
Collaborating Institutes for All India Expansion (first Phase)  
1) Jammu & Kashmir  
2) PGIMER, Chandigarh (Prof. Mangat Dogra)  
3) Gujarat (Polio Foundation of India and NRHM Gujarat)  
4) West Bengal (IPGMER, Kolkata, Prof Arun Singh & Dr Pranab Das)  
5) Assam (SSDN, Guwahati, Dr. Jnankar Medhi)  
6) Odisha (LVPEI, Bhubaneshwar, Dr. Taraprasad Das and Dr. Tapas Ranjan)  
7) Maharashtra (HV Desai, Pune, Dr Sucheta Kulkarni,)  
8) Goa  
9) Tamil Nadu (Aravind Eye Hospital, Dr. Narendran and Dr. Parag Shah)  
10) Kerala (Chaitanya Eye Center, Dr Unnikrishnan, Trivandrum and  Giridhar Eye Center, Kochi)  
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