Angul: Leading steel-maker of India, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), has rolled out a programme for providing primary eye health services for truck drivers in its Angul integrated steel plant.
Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal launched the programme that aligns with the spirit of observation of National Road Safety Month being observed from January 18 to February 17.
For the purpose, JSPL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sightsavers India to provide Primary Eye Health Services to more than 1500 truck drivers in the next four months.
Expressing his happiness over the realisation of his vision of rolling out an eye health check-up and remedial measures for truck drivers, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal in a message said, “Truck Drivers play a pivotal role in economic growth of the country. They seamlessly contribute to the country’s holistic progress and prosperity. JSPL’s CSR initiative of eye health check-up of truck drivers will not only ensure healthy eye sight of our entire driver brothers but will also be a well-meaning step to secure road safety”.
Speaking on the occasion Shallu Jindal said, “The programme not only provides primary and referral eye care services, but also includes provision for providing required spectacles and awareness drive”.
Sightsavers India’s Head Corporate Fundraising Jatin Tiwari said the programme shall work towards road safety and supporting eye care services for needy and marginalised target groups like truck drivers.
The truck drivers would be sensitised on eye health through various IEC and Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) activities, said Tiwari.
Among others, Additional District Magistrate (Revenue), Angul Santosh Pradhan, OAS(S), Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Angul Bibhanjan Samantsinghray, JSPL’s president and Head (Group CSR & Sustainability Prashant Hota, General Manager (CSR) Puspalata Satapathy, Eye Specialists of District Headquarters Hospital, Angul Dr. Nilamadhab Pradhan, Sightsavers India’s Assistant Manager (Corporate Partnerships) Supratim Sahu and Zonal Coordinator Suman Chakraborty were present.