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

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Over 600 eye surgeries performed including 365 free surgeries (60%) facilitated for the needy

IndiaCSR News Network

RAJGANGPUR: 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.

DalmiaOCL 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 year as another 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 Smt Subhrabala Behera, Tehsildar, Rajgangpur, Dr. Sushil Kumar Kar, CDMO, Sundargarh, Smt Susrita Paikaray, Chairman, Rajgangpur Municipality, Dr. Taraprasad Das, Vice Chairman, L V Prasad Eye Institute and 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.

bling free sundargarhGanesh Jirkuntwar, Executive Director, OCL India Limited said, “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 L V 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.”, he added.

Dr. Taraprasad Das, Vice Chairman, L V Prasad Eye Institute said, “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 Country for its uniqueness and quality.”, he further added.

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.

OCL India Ltd is an associate company of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd (a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited) – the fourth largest cement manufacturing business group in the country. OCL is the largest and most trusted brand in Odisha and one of the fastest growing cement brands in Eastern India with very strong presence in West Bengal and significant inroads in Jharkhand and Bihar.

The Company has a 4 MnTPA cement plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPA cement plant at Kapilas (Odisha), 1.35 MnTPAcement plant at Salboni, West Medinipur (West Bengal) and a 1,06,400 TonnePA refractory plant at Rajgangpur (Odisha). The company has commissioned a 2×27 MW Captive Power Plant in 2010-11 at its Rajgangpur Plant. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. Among the earliest and prominent names to set in motion India’s industrial revolution is OCL – the makers of KONARK Cement and Top of the World Refractories.

OCL India continues to be a market by setting benchmark for consistent quality; best business practices and service excellence. Our outreach to the communities in which OCL India operate, has been synonymous with the brand OCL long before CSR evolved as a concept. Consistently, since 1950 OCL India have played a key role in partnering with the Government in the development of our home state. Etched in the ethos of OCL is the principle of making a positive and meaningful impact on the communities OCL India lives with. This belief has been demonstrated through several initiatives in various areas: environment, health, education, drinking water, community development and livelihood training, – which have been and continues to be the need for of the people.

L V Prasad Eye Institute
The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1986-87 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution. LVPEI is governed by two trusts: the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation. The Institute is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and a Global Resource Centre for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative. LVPEI has six active arms to its areas of operations namely Clinical Services, Education, Research, Rehabilitation and Sight Enhancement Services, Eye Bank, and Public Health and Rural Outreach.

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