Lajaya foundation

WHO WE ARE

Lajaya foundation is a trust and a state level NGO established by OM NETRA KENDRA HOSPITALS LLP on 01 January 2022. It works as a non-profit organisation on social initiatives in health, education and poverty alleviation and more. The director of om netra Kendra hospital. Dr. Harshvardhan Gupta along with the prominent citizens of the state from the field of law, industries, accountancy, real estate came together to form Lajaya foundation from this parent entity because of the incredible potential to eradicate poverty through enhanced sight laid out in front of them which encouraged them to act.

Blindness is largely a consequence of poverty and people with visual impairment are more likely to become economically challenged if eye care is inaccessible. The certainty that eradicating avoidable blindness enhances productivity and leads to social and economical equality powered Lajaya foundation to provide the underprivileged communities with access to the right treatment at the right time.

We strive to act as a catalyst by strengthening several institutions towards excellence through equitable services. We are committed to complete transparency in all our financial dealings and activities for the betterment of society.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide quality service with care, concern, and compassion for preventive and curative treatment to patients suffering from eye ailments. Making efforts to sensitize and mobilize all concerned to participate and contribute to this noble cause of eliminating avoidable blindness with focus on poor, aged, women, children and needy.

OUR VISION

Our foundation’s vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people with visual impairments can participate equally in society.

BLINDNESS – THE INDIAN SCENARIO

  • One out of every three blind people in the world lives in India.
  • There are 12 million people blind in India.
  • 7.4 million i.e. 62% have cataract related blindness.
  • 19.7 million are blind due to refractive error.
  • 3.6 million people become blind every year.
  • 3.2 million children are blind under the age of 16 yrs., hardly 5% of them receive any education.
  • 80% of blindness is avoidable i.e. readily treatable and preventable.
  • Incidences of blindness are significantly higher in rural areas, 72% population lives in 6.38 Lakh villages.

CAUSES OF HIGH RATE OF BLINDNESS IN INDIA

  • Lack of awareness, poor quality of service, high cost of treatment & inaccessibility to service delivery points.
  • The problem is acute in the rural India especially in the age group of 60 years and above.
  • Backlog of patients suffering from eye-diseases, more so cataract is large and increasing year after year. Govt. Hospitals/eye surgeons in the districts are not fully geared up/motivated to cope up with this challenge.
  • Long distances from remote and backward areas to cities where hospitals are located is major handicap in receiving treatment.
  • Most of the organizations working in this field are reluctant to reach out to rural and slum areas; particularly NE, Tribal population and other socially and economically backward places.
  • Financial constraint is another major cause for not receiving the medical assistance as Private Doctors/Nursing Homes are beyond the reach of common masses.
  • Ignorance that blindness is the effect of old age and not curable is another cause for not receiving proper eye care. Many also have psychological fear of operation.
  • Devaluation of old traditions falling apart of Joint Family System and financial constraints make the family members apathetic towards the problems of aged parents and grandparents.

OUR TEAM OF TRUSTEES

  1. Ajay Sindhwani
    Leading CA and financial advisor of the state and Real estate developer.
  2. Lalit Ahluwalia
    Senior and most reputed Tax advocate of central india.
  3. Faisal Rizvi
    Third generation and Top Criminal lawyer of the state.
  4. Ashok Agrawal
    Civil engineer, running a large civil and fabrication industry and an education entrepreneur.
  5. Ashwin Garg
    Top industrialist and president of state industrial association.
  6. Dr. Jaya gupta
    Senior practicing dental surgeon.
  7. Tanuj Gupta
    Masters in architecture from the top institution of the country.

PROJECT CHHATTISGARH SIGHT

Inspite of best intention and efforts of Govt of india and various other agencies and double whammy caused by covid19 pandemic, there continues to be a huge backlog of cataract cases to the tune of 7 crore, which is increasing day after day.

According to govt of india incidence of blindness is 8.5% in the age group of 50 years and above to the total population.

To achieve the goals we wish to invest in existing/creating new avenues of primary eye care infrastructure in rural and semi-urban Chhattisgarh, avoiding preventable blindness with telemedicine and advanced yet workable diagnostic equipment. If successful, we will be the first in Chhattisgarh to fill the urban-rural healthcare reach gap with efficient infrastructure, along with skilled paramedical personnel.

OBJECTIVES OF “PROJECT CHHATTISGARH SIGHT” ARE :

  • It is a major health care intervention to provide dignity and quality of life to those suffering from eye problems.
  • To create awareness among general public about eye-care.
  • Provide medical treatment to those suffering from eye ailments.
  • To provide spectacles to correct refractive error of those suffering from low vision.
  • Facilitating 1000 cataract surgeries per year through modern techinique i.e PHACO IOL implant.
  • Supporting in reducing economic and social dependency of blind persons on others.
  • Promoting the image of sponsoring organization as “caring organisation” and creating the spirit of well being in the community.
OUR HEALTH PROGRAM
  • Eye Health
  • Holistic education of CVIs (Children With Visual Impairment).
  • Preventive and therapeutic Eye Care in rural and semi urban communities.
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WE SEEK YOUR SUPPORT

In order to pursue our mission of avoidable blindness and reach out to the remotest places in the country-side, we request the following contribution/donations:

You Can Help :

AS AN INDIVIDUALS
  • Get Involved
  • Make Donations
AS AN ORGANISATION
  • Corporate Partnership

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Also you can deposit your donations directly.

DETAILS FOR BANK TRANSFER :

  • Account Details – 60357043815…
  • Bank of Maharashtra – Shankar nagar branch Raipur Chhattisgarh…
  • IFSC – Mahb0001441…
  • Account Payee – OM NETRA KENDRA HOSPITALS LLP