Hyderabad, 19th July 2023: PNB Housing Finance Limited, through its CSR arm Pehel Foundation, joined hands with Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute (PVRI) to announce the launch of Pehel Eye Mitra – a free transport service to improve accessibility for patients requiring eye care facilities. The project was inaugurated by Mr. Girish Kousgi, MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance and Mr. R Govind Hari, Chairman of PVRI, in Secunderabad.
The Pehel Eye Mitra project aims to ensure access to quality eye care services for over 8,000 families across 1,000 villages in Telangana state annually, helping underserved communities overcome the barriers of transportation. This initiative reaffirms PNB Housing Finance’s commitment to provide better access to medical facilities and advanced healthcare infrastructure, thereby positively impacting the society.
Mr. Girish Kousgi, MD & CEO, PNB Housing Finance, commented on the initiative, “At PNB Housing Finance, we firmly believe that businesses should invest their resources towards the upliftment and welfare of the society. Our partnership with PVRI for the Pehel Eye Mitra project further strengthens our efforts to provide accessible healthcare solutions to patients who truly need them. We are committed to implementing sustainable solutions that promote better health for all, thereby improving lives and driving growth.”
Mr. R. Govind Hari, Chairman, PVRI said, “Our hospital’s mission is to provide comprehensive eye care to patients, irrespective of their financial circumstances. We are delighted to partner with PNB Housing Finance, as it represents our shared commitment to improve the lives of individuals in need, and expand the reach of quality healthcare services.”
According to the National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey 2015-19, lack of adequate medical care, transport services and limited funds result in poor health standards among underprivileged sections of the society. As part of the Pehel Eye Mitra project, a 42-seater bus will provide free transportation services to patients located within 100-150 kilometres of the PVRI, Secunderabad Base Hospital.