Tata Capital, the Tata Group’s financial services arm, has announced Project Aarogyatara, an endeavour to eradicate curable blindness through universal primary eye care facilities. The goal is to promote the eye health of low-income families, assist in the diagnosis of eye illnesses, provide timely treatment, and raise awareness about regular eye check-ups. The project has been implemented effectively in Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.
In five years, Tata Capital has worked with six non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to facilitate over 23,000 cataract surgeries through Project Aarogyatara. Through community mobilizers and healthcare staff, the project assists in the diagnosis and treatment of refractive defects.
Tata Capital[Over 2 lakh people have been checked for eye diseases as a result of Project Aarogyatara.
- Over 1600 camps were held. -Of the persons tested, over 9900 were given spectacles.
- Performed over 23,000 cataract operations
Sridhar Sarathy, Chief Ethics Officer and SVP- L&D, Engagement, and CSR at Tata Capital, stated, “We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve.” Access to healthcare is a fundamental human right, and we are honoured to be able to assist impoverished persons who may not have access to proper eye care. In the next three years, we plan to expand this project to reach another half a million people. “We will continue to strengthen the availability and accessibility of quality eye care for the local communities.”