Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya (SNC)
Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya (SNC) started in 1968 with a vision of “service to humanity.” The trust grew from an eye hospital to include a primary health hospital, schools and economic development activities. The Center of Community Ophthalmology, within SNC, began in 2008 with support from Seva Foundation. The purpose is to increase community awareness and to restore sight throughout the region. Today the Community programs include Vision Centers to serve remote communities, as well as growing investigation into community service effectiveness.
The Centre for Public Health focuses on Advocacy, Project Management, Research, Training and networking with Public Health programs. This Center at SNC is instrumental in offering training and consultation to other institutions in this vast underserved region. Already we have seen a radically increased number of sustainable, community-oriented eye hospitals serving North-central India. In addition, through the TOMS partnership, Seva has augmented SNC’s existing support by contributing toward subsidized eye care services.