LIC of India Donates Modern Retina Equipment to Sankar Foundation

-Sri LK Shamsunder, Zonal Manager, LIC inaugurated OCT & Fundus Camera

The Life Insurance Corporation of India has donated modern Retina equipment to Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam under their LIC Golden Jubilee Foundation initiative.

Sri LK Shamsunder, Zonal Manager, LIC of India, South Central Zone, Hyderabad inaugurated the equipment in the presence of Sri Puneet Kumar, Zonal Manager, LIC, South Central Zone; Sri K Radhakrishnan, GM, Sankar Foundation and other LIC and Sankar Foundation officials in the hospital premises on 4 th July 2024.

The new diagnostic equipment – Spectral Domain Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fundus Camera was sponsored by LIC at a cost of Rs 45.50 lakhs to extend medical Retina services in the hospital. The new equipment will enable doctors to identify any abnormality in the Retina with accuracy for better management of the eye problem. The Retina Specialist can diagnose various Retinal disorders like Diabetic Macular Edema, Choroidal Neo Vascular Membrane etc.

Speaking on the occasion, Sri Shamsunder highlighted the services of Sankar Foundation to the people of this region and expressed happiness in associating with the hospital, which plays a vital role in reducing avoidable blindness. He said that they have a Rs 100 Crore corpus fund and the interest accrued will be spent on social service activities in the society. He added that they have so far contributed Rs 750 projects in the country.

The function took place in the august presence of Sri Krishna Kumar Atmakuri, Trustee, Sankar Foundation.

Sri K Radhakrishnan, GM, Sri V Ramesh Kumar, DGM, Sankar Foundation expressed their gratitude to LIC for sponsoring the equipment to the hospital and said that the equipment will be instrumental in enhancing the health care services and improving patient care.

LIC officials Sri Uthup Joseph, Regional Manager, Sri Sarada Prasad Dash, Senior Divisional manager, Sri P Rajsekhar, Marketing Manager, Sri NG Ravi, Manager, Sri B Venkata Kumar, AO, Senior Doctors and Sankar Foundation officials Sri K Bangar Raju, DGM (PR), Sri Venugopal, DGM, Sri SKL Rao, AGM were present on the occasion.