Sankara Eye Hospital was established to provide comprehensive, quality eye care especially to the rural poor in the districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Chennai and Chittoor. Supported by Sightsavers, Rotary and Mission for Vision, Sankara Eye Hospital at Pammal has received corporate donations from Essar & Shriram groups, public sector banks and Madras Refineries.
The NGO commenced in 1983 with a focus on education, by 1990, a 20-bed Rotary Club funded general hospital was set up. In 1997, the hospital was converted into an exclusive ophthalmic hospital.
The organisation offers three distinct services:
Sankara Eye Hospital performs an average of 50 cataract surgeries everyday of which less than 15% are paying surgeries. Other specialities include treatment for glaucoma, vitreo retinal, paediatric ophthalmology, eye bank and corneal transplants.
Kannoli - rural outreach program on eye care. Daily camps are conducted and post screening, patients are brought to cheap tag heuer replica watches Pammal for free surgery and post op care. Over 157,000 people have been treated for curable cataract blindness in the past 15 years.
Vanavil school children screening:-
31000 children at 25 Viveknanagda schools in Chennai.
9300 in 8 government school in Kanchipuram.
Spectacles were distributed free of cost.
Sankara Academy of Ophthalmology eighteen month fellowships for cheap breitling replica watches Indian or foreign ophthalmologists. Started in 2012.
Income Rs7 cr
Expense Rs6 cr
Source : Audit Report 2012
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