Mumbai: Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, has launched Project Aarogyatara – an initiative to eradicate curable blindness through inclusive primary eye care facilities. The purpose is to improve the eye health of low-income group families, help diagnose eye disorders, provide timely treatment and increase awareness about regular eye check-ups. The project has been successfully implemented in Maharashtra, Bihar, UP, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Tata Capital, under Project Aarogyatara, has partnered with six NGOs in five years and has facilitated more than 23,000 cataract surgeries. The project provides support to diagnose and treat refractive errors through community mobilisers and healthcare workers.
- Over 2 lakh individuals screened for eye-related ailments.
- Over 1600 camps conducted
- Of the people screened, more than 9900 people were provided with spectacles.
- Conducted over 23,000 cataract surgeries
Speaking about Tata Capital’s CSR initiatives, Sridhar Sarathy – Chief Ethics Officer and SVP – L&D, Engagement and CSR said, “We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Access to healthcare services is a basic human right, and we are proud to be able to help underprivileged individuals who may not have access to quality eye care. We are expanding this initiative to cover another half a million people in the next three years. Our commitment to strengthening availability and accessibility of quality eyecare for the local communities will continue to grow.”