Sankara is committed to bring the positive changes in the eye care sector by addressing the challenges of non-availability and non-affordability of quality eye care. The global burden of blindness due to cataract is increasing day by day. In such scenario Sankara‘s goal is to eliminate needless blindness. Thus we follow 80:20 model where 80% of the beneficiaries receive free eye care every year. 20% of affordable beneficiaries’ group cross subsidise the cost of care given to patient from weaker economic sections of the society. The momentum of this humanitarian work is taken forward by the generous support of those who contribute financially to Sankara in different capacities. This goes towards our mission of providing affordable eye care.
Sankara Eye Hospital was established with the sole objective of providing quality eye care to the people who could not afford it otherwise. Foundation of the very first Sankara Eye Hospital was laid in Coimbatore in 1985. In last 4 decades the network has grown from one Eye hospital to 8 super speciality Eye Hospitals in India. Each Hospital of Sankara Eye Hospitals network work as an epicentre of community outreach activity in it’s respective state. We conduct outreach camps in the rural and semi urban areas to raise awareness, screen and detect eye defects and ailments and treat these, where possible. Today Sankara has established a comprehensive eye care systems which offers community focused programme to address the eye care needs of various age groups. The primary objective of community eye care programmes is to fight against the curable and preventable blindness in India.
EYE CARE FOR EVERYONE
The vision of Sankara was born from the need to provide quality eye care to everyone, regardless of socio-economic, religious, linguistic and geographical backgrounds. The primary goal of the Community Eye Health Programme is to fight against preventable and curable blindness. Once Sankara Eye Hospital was established in Coimbatore, one of the first initiatives taken was to conduct exclusive outreach camps.
Our world-class standards also apply to the way we conduct all of our work. Sankara focuses on both efficiency and effectiveness in everything we do. We are constantly monitoring and evaluating our performance to see where we could be doing better, and to ensure that the most people possible can benefit from our work — without any compromise on quality of care. You can view our performance reports and statistics in this section of our website.
THE LIFE-CHANGING IMPACT OF OUR WORK
“Ajaib Singh can’t afford to relax in his old age. He still works hard at the farm to support his family and also takes care of his son who became crippled after an accident. Life only got bleaker with his vision gradually failing. He was identified at one of Sankara’s outreach camps and was operated for cataract in both eyes. With better vision, he can now take on each day with more strength and courage.”
Eye Care Beyond Compare
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