D.E. Shaw sponsors Mobile Eye Unit in Hyderabad with Sightsavers India

D. E. Shaw India Private Limited ("D. E. Shaw India") has funded the establishment and functioning of a mobile eye healthcare unit in Hyderabad, collaborating with Sightsavers India, a developmental organization. The objective of this initiative is to enhance the accessibility of primary eye healthcare services for underprivileged communities in and around Hyderabad.

Sightsavers India, in partnership with Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute ("PVRI"), a nonprofit eye hospital in Hyderabad, has equipped the mobile unit with various eye care services such as vision testing, eye examinations, and the provision of prescription eyeglasses. The inauguration of the mobile unit took place at D. E. Shaw India's office in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, with members of the firm's Operating Committee participating. Prasanna Kumar from Sightsavers India and Dr. Vijay Kiran Sarvepally from the PVRI group of hospitals were present during the inauguration ceremony.

Chaitanya Gorrepati, a managing director and a member of D. E. Shaw India’s Operating Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee said, “We support a variety of social initiatives to give back and engage with our community. Timely availability of eye care could contribute to reducing cases of preventable vision loss. We are glad to partner with Sightsavers India on this initiative and hope our efforts will contribute to bringing quality eye care services to the doorsteps of those in need".

Prasanna Kumar, Sightsavers India said, “Sightsavers India is pleased to launch a mobile eye healthcare unit in Hyderabad with support from D. E. Shaw India. The unit will be equipped with all essential eyecare equipment and staffed with trained personnel. It will tour in and around Hyderabad, reaching out to people with limited or no access to quality eye care. Additionally, the unit will facilitate early detection and management of common and critical eye health conditions".