Sightsavers India partner’s with JSPL to provide Primary Eye Health Services for Truck Drivers
Sightsavers India with Jindal steel has rolled out a program for providing primary eye health services for truck drivers across all JSPL plant locations. The program was envisioned by Chairman Naveen Jindal. It was inaugurated by Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal at the company’s Angul integrated steel plant.
“Sightsavers is delighted to partner with JSPL at providing eye care services to truck drivers. The program shall work towards road safety and supporting eye care services for needy and marginalized target groups like truck drivers”Sightsavers India’s Head Corporate Fundraising, Jatin Tiwari.
Naveen Jindal, Chairman JSPL expressed his happiness for the actualization of his vision in rolling out the eye health program. In his message, he said:
“Truck Drivers play a pivotal role in the economic growth of the Country. They seamlessly contribute to Country’s holistic progress and prosperity. JSPL’s CSR Initiative of Eye Health Check-up of Truck Drivers will not only ensure healthy eyesight of our entire driver brothers but also will be a well-meaning step to secure Road Safety.”
Inaugurating the CSR program, Shallu Jindal, Director JSPL said,
“This initiative with Sightsavers India to provide primary eye healthcare is part of our mission to improve the Quality of life of people at large. Our Drivers are front line contributors to the equitable development of the country. This programme not only provides primary and referral eye care services but also includes provision for providing required spectacles and awareness drive”.
Sightsavers India is an implementing partner for this CSR program. They will offer primary health service through a vision care centre equipped with necessary eye care equipment, devices, and infrastructure. A team of an Optometrist, Community Health Worker, and Ophthalmic Assistant will provide eye care services like screen and refraction. The truck drivers identified with refractive errors will be provided with spectacles. Moreover, those who need more detailed check-ups shall be referred to the hospitals. The program targets more than 1500 truck drivers in the next four months.
About Sightsavers India
Sightsavers is a global development organization that has been working in India since 1966. It works to eliminate avoidable blindness and to ensure that people who are irreversibly blind are supported adequately to lead lives of independence and dignity. Over the past five decades, Sightsavers has reached out to over 55 million people with potential eye problems to date. As of now, they work in 100 districts across 8 states of India. They bring eye healthcare, educational support, counselling, training, and leadership development to visually impaired people in some of the least served areas of the country. They work in a sustainable way to promote lasting change by strengthening existing health systems, seeking to advocate with and influence governments, and by demonstrating best practices. We network with like-minded organizations to enable.
JSPL is a leading Indian Infrastructure Conglomerate with a presence in the Steel, Power, and Mining sectors. The company has an investment of approximately 12 billion USD (90,000 Crore Rupees) across the globe. It is continuously scaling its capacity utilization and efficiencies to contribute towards building a self-reliant India
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