Touching lives: experiences of positive change

Sightsavers has been working in the Sundarbans for seven years and, until 2013, had supported the establishment of 2 eye hospitals and 2 vision centres.

The hospitals provide secondary level eye health care whereas the vision centres provide primary level care, including screening and provision of spectacles. Although these facilities are offering much needed services, they are however inadequate in meeting the huge demands in this under served and complex geographical area.

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Gaya Bai’s Story

Fifty-nine-year-old Gaya Bai from Katni manages her household expenses from the meagre pension of her retired Police constable husband.

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Kodu’s Story

Sixty year old named Kodu lives with his wife in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh.

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Sightsavers and SBI Capital Markets Limited join hands to prevent avoidable blindness in the cities of Chennai, Pune & Kolkata

Sightsavers with the support of SBI Capital Markets Limited - one of India's leading investment banks, as a part of its CSR programme under healthcare set up three mobile vision centres to strengthen the primary eye care services in the cities of Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune under its National Urban Eye Health Programme – Amrita Drishti.

September 2021