As part of its initiatives under Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) and RPG Life Sciences Limited (RPGLS) vision to drive ‘holistic empowerment’ of the community around the local vicinity of our plants and the society at large, we have undertaken the following projects through RPG Foundation in accordance with CSR policy of the Company, read with Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013.
Vision/Eye Care (Project-Netranjali)
RPGLS through the RPG Foundation launched this flagship programme in FY 2016-17, to work towards the cause of preventing avoidable blindness in India. This is a key need in India, as India has the world’s largest blind population, with 80 percent of cases of blindness being preventable with early stage interventions. Two different target groups were covered via this project – school children, elderly and truckers. The project has three stages of eye care intervention module viz., promotive, preventive and curative eye health care.
In FY 2016-17, over 12,000 beneficiaries were covered in total through eye check-up camps and awareness sessions. 3,130 beneficiaries were screened with 1,216 received free spectacles and 72 referrals provided.
In FY 2017-18, over 50,000 beneficiaries were covered in total through eye check-up camps and awareness sessions. 8,352 beneficiaries were screened with 2,495 received free spectacles and 1,526 referrals provided.
Healthcare Sector Skilling (Project Sanjeevani)
RPGLS through the RPG Foundation launched this flagship programme in FY 2016-17, to work towards the critical need for trained skilled healthcare professionals. The core aim of the project is to create a genre of dedicated & passionate trained healthcare givers in rural and urban India. Increase employability by making available them a Livelihood avenue. In project Sanjeevani, 30 candidates are undergoing training in X- Ray and Ultrasound Assistance (DUXA) and Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT) through 18 months diploma course.
Community Health (Project Jeevan)
Jeevan is an integrated community development project. It seeks to create lasting and measurable impact in communities, and improve lives by providing solutions for holistic community development, wherein each offering is customized according to the needs of the community. The program focuses on improving overall quality of life of people through various interventions.