The Government of Andhra Pradesh recognized our Institute as the Best Social Organization in the year 2002.
Sankar Foundation (Registered No. 9485/84) is a Charitable Trust. Its core value is SERVICE TO MAN IS SERVICE TO GOD”. Our institution is registered with Income Tax Department and obtained PAN, Section 10 (23C), 12 A, 17 (2) (b), 80G, and also attained Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) account with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Our eye institute has been in operation since inception, the year 1997. We are serving the population in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, East Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh and bordering districts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
We have raised funds from donors, and Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) collaboration for construction of biggest modern Hospital building at Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam to establish City Hospital at Maddilapalem, to start satellite Vision Centers; to procure infrastructure, equipment, and support for organizing rural-community free eye care outreach projects.
Each of these components has been titled after its patron, in recognition of their love, kind gesture, and generous support. For further modernizing/replacing worn-out equipment for these institutions, we depend on your gift, bequeath and Corporate Social Responsible collaboration. Your continuous support may enable us to strengthen the existing infrastructure and /or upgrade our clinical facilities.
We stand up for millions of people to retain good health.
We are operating:
Sankar Foundation Super Speciality Eye Institute with sub-specialities :
Anterior Segment and Posterior segment, Vitreo-Retinal Services, Cornea, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Low-vision rehabilitation and Orbit and Oculoplasty.
Medical Education in Ophthalmology:
Fellowship Programmes, DNB.
Ophthalmic Assistant (DOA) for 30 students and Diploma Course in Ophthalmic Technician (DOM).
A project “Sri Venkateswara Sravanam Institute”
(For Children with Hearing Impairment), Visakhapatnam Sub-Centre. 100% sponsored by TIRUMALA TIRUPATHI DEVASTHANAMS.
Research & Development Institute:
To develop new therapeutic agents through innovative techniques, to reduce the cost and increase the affordability, quality of health care to the common man.
|Statistics Table :- Treatment offered at our Sankar Foundation Super Speciality Eye Institute as on 30 Sep 2018|
|Total Out Patinets||16,85,329|
|Total surgeries performed||2,86,079|
|Free surgeries done to the Below Poverty Line people,||2,22,039|
|% of free surgeries done to the Below Poverty Line people||77|
|School screening camps done in Government and Semi Government schools||1,180|
|No. of children screened in Government and Semi Government schools||2,68,039|
|Anganwadi & special school children from 62 centres||1,221|
|Spectacles given to children studying in Government institutions||6,721|
Our eye Institute has three categories of services:
1.Paid Services: in “A-Block” at the base institute, at City Centres, Vision Centres and City Hospital.
2.Free services: in “B-Block” at the base institute and in Rural Camps. (For Below poverty line / White Ration Card holders.)
- We have full-fledged super- speciality clinics including Anterior Segment and Posterior segment, Vitreo-Retinal Services, Cornea, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, and Orbit and Oculoplasty.
- Our institute is managed by 18 highly-qualified eye specialists with combined experience of over 228 years.
- Our eye specialists and the team think from the patient's perspective, check the patient’s health condition and the kind of problems they are facing. We give the best treatment to serve the eye patients.
- Outpatient Hours: 8:30 is to 5:30 pm. *Eye Emergency 24x7.
- Walk-in appointments are seen on a first come first served basis on all working days.
3.Donors and Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) collaboration.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has alienated two acres of land to us at the foothills of Simhachalam, Visakhapatnam.
Knowing about our social work being rendered in the field of community eye care, Sir John Major, Former Prime Minister UK visited our institute and performed the Laying of Foundation Stone Ceremony of our new Hospital building on 5th April 2005. Lord Mervyn Davies, The Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank was also accompanied by Sir John Major and sanctioned an amount of Rs.2.26 Crores towards our institute building fund. We have constructed the state-of-the-art modern eye institute building with one lakh Square feet built-up area, on this land by procuring funds from Corporate-CSR initiative and donors.
To volunteer with our cause and care of eye care, please click the following links:
- Referring Physician
- Patients & Visitors
If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 99495 88534.
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Working Days / Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sankar Foundation Eye Institute-Main
Door.No.9-50, Sai Madhava Nagar,
Visakhapatnam –PIN: 530047,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: 99495 88534,
Doctors at Sankar Foundation performed ‘Squint Correction Surgery’ on a 2 year old child ‘bhavyasree’ suffering from Squint problem.
Doctors at Sankar Foundation Eye Institute successfully corrected the vision of twin babies Ram & Lakshman’ identified with squint problem.
A group of Doctors at Sankar Foundation Eye Institute performed critical surgeries to restore the vision of a child ‘Baby Yenamma’ suffering from Bilateral Cataract.
Vitol Charitable Foundation
4th Feb 2010
Sir John Major
former Prime Minister, Great Britain
9th March 2005
Vitol Charitable Foundation
28th Feb 2010
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Plc
9th March 2005
Gullpalli N Rao
9th March 2005
DGM-Materials(P),HPCL-Visakha Refinery Vizag
2nd August 2012
S K Murthy