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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.

Impact

Sankara strives through it’s every effort to provide quality eye care to all. An overall snapshot of Sankara’s performance provides insights on how the system is performing. Highlights of quality outcomes have been captured from across the value chain.

9 states are covered by Sankara’s Outreach Program. Over the next few years, we plan to build one more community Eye Hospitals in Hyderabad (Telangana). Our Outreach programs include:

Vision Center

The primary goal of the Vision Center is to deliver preventive and primary Eye Care services for the rural denizens. It serves as a vital link between a beneficiary and an eye care institution. It creates an eye care delivery channel that provides preventive, curative and promotive eye care services in a sustainable way closer to the community’s home.

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Manpower & Equipments

We have a team of 2 members each: i) Trained Vision Technician and ii) Trained Counselor. Both are recruited from the local community and thoroughly trained at the base hospital in Coimbatore.

Our vision centres are equipped with:

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Remidio (a portable non-invasive & non mydriatic device) that detects anterior and posterior segment conditions

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A smart phone is attached to the device for taking high resolution photo, sending it through 3G connection to be finally received by the base hospital’s Ophthalmologist. The technician discusses individual cases with the Opthalmologist, and patient can seek consultation through a video call.

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Blood pressure checking equipment (Sphygmomanometer).

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A smart phone is attached to the device for taking high resolution photo, sending it through 3G connection to be finally received by the base hospital’s Ophthalmologist. The technician discusses individual cases with the Opthalmologist, and patient can seek consultation through a video call.

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Remidio (a portable non-invasive & non mydriatic device) that detects anterior and posterior segment conditions

Process

Process

Every day the patients are screened by the vision technician with secondary/tertiary consultation done with the base hospital through tele-ophthalmology. Patients identified with refractive errors are dispensed spectacles and those who require surgical procedures or treatment are referred to the base hospital.

The vision centre provides the entire circle of eye care (secondary and tertiary) through a link up to base hospital through tele-ophthalmology and referral care.

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