At JCOC, community service is not just helping the underprivileged but also roping in community to contribute to our endeavours.
In partnership with a number of NGOs, JCOC conducts eye camps at the city slums as well as rural areas. Those who require surgery are brought to JCOC. Surgery and post-operative care expenses are borne by JCOC if a patient family income is less than Rs. 7,000 per month. Following the surgery, the patient is taken back to his/her village; this is followed a week later by a doctor visit to examine how the patient is recuperating.An indigent patient who is treated free of cost at JCOC is eligible for the same for life.
An understanding with the city MOP Vaishnav college and Meenakshi college for women has led to college students actively volunteering at JCOC out-patient department. Volunteers from SMILE, SWAN and the Sathya Sai Organisation have contributed effectively in the smooth functioning of JCOC.The institute has also provided its services to inmates at Banyan and to the aged at Little Sisters of Poor.
We have also been supported by Lion Club International, Tulsi Trust, Singavi Charitable Trust, Madras West Round Table 10 and Tamil Nadu District Blindness Control Society for Community out Reach Program.
With five operation theatres and 75 beds, JCOC treats about 200-300 out patients every day and performs between 30-40 surgeries every day. JCOC also serves as a training centre for PGs and Fellows of Sankara Nethralaya and offers training programmes such as the Ratan Tata Fellowship programme.
Having emerged as a leading eye hospital, Sankara Nethralaya takes on community service with utmost sincerity and dedication. And JCOC is a prime example of our belief in serving humanity.
Corporates desiring to sponsor an Out Reach Camp or Cataract surgeries or individuals wishing to sponsor one or more cataract surgeries can contact
Mr. Sivakumar or Mr. K.Arul Kumar,
Sankara Nethralaya, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Center,
138, Rama Building
Greams Road (near apollo heart hospital)
Chennai 600 006.
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