Published On: Sat, Feb 27th, 2016

OCL India Ltd. reiterates its commitment in rendering Sundargarh a blind free district by 2020

ocloclRajgangpur: As a responsible corporate citizen, OCL India Ltd (BSE: 502165 | NSE: OCL), the flag ship company of ‘Dalmia Group’ of companies,has undertaken various developmental activities (in the fields of health, infrastructure development, livelihood training, drinking water, education, sports, and environment protection)in peripheral areas of its plants and captive mines to improve socio-economic conditions of people on a sustainable basis. OCL India Ltd. in association with the premier Hyderabad-headquartered L V Prasad Eye Institute brought to existence the OCL Eye Centre in the same time last yearasanother noble attempt to support prevailing healthcare scenario in the region with specialist eye care services powered by advanced ophthalmic technologies.Keeping in mind the scarcity of ophthalmologists in the remote areas, the initiative was applauded at all levels.In order to celebrate success of the phenomenal service over the course of one year,members OCL India Ltd. and LVPEI family came together in an event graced by presence of SmtSubhrabalaBehera, Tehsildar, Rajgangpur, Dr.Sushil Kumar Kar, CDMO, Sundargarh,SmtSusritaPaikaray, Chairman, Rajgangpur Municipality,Dr. Taraprasad Das, Vice Chairman, L V Prasad Eye Institute andMr. Ganesh Jirkuntwar, Executive Director (Manufacturing – Cement), OCL India Ltd,. The event was followed by a colourful cultural programme by the local residents and plant officials.

Commenting on the completion of one year of OCL Eye Care Centre, Ganesh Jirkuntwar, Executive Director, OCL India Limitedsaid, “We are proud of our association with L V Prasad Eye Institute in realising the dream of a healthy and sustainable environment which is critically important to our society, economy, business and our people.As an organisation, we believe that we have a responsibility to manage and leverage our resources–and the work we do as one of the India’s leading corporate–in a way that promotes a healthy environment and community.It has been a great privilege working closely with LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad,one of the most respected names in ocular care, in bringing advanced eye care facilities to the people of Rajgangpur and Sundargarh district at large. In our first year of operations the eye care centre has created a benchmark by catering to nearly 15,000 patients in both Out Patient Department and patients who required eye surgeries.Today as we celebrate our first step towards our dream, we reiterate our commitment to make Sundargarh a blind free district by 2020.”

Dr. Taraprasad Das, Vice Chairman, L V Prasad Eye Institute,“Keeping in mind the scarcity of healthcare and medical facilities in this district, the OCL Eye Centre is a blessing. It marked the advent of world-class amenities in this region with the best ocular treatments available within the reach of all. Moreover OCL India management has enabled free treatment and surgeries to the people, which is a noble gesture. With best of technology and increased availability of services and expertise, we feel immense pleasure in collaborating with OCL India in this remarkable initiative. The hospital is well-equipped with state of the art medical equipment and experienced doctors. With time this centre will be known all over the Countryfor its uniqueness and quality.”
OCL Eye Centre has treated nearly 15,000 patients within the last year and also facilitated free treatment and eye surgeries. The centre offers comprehensive eye examination consisting of a thorough evaluation of vision and ocular health. This includes refraction (an evaluation of the patient’s need for glasses or contact lenses), complete dilated eye examination and screening for common conditions such as dry eye, cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration and retinal diseases such as those associated with diabetes and high blood pressure.

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