Leading food company, Shan Foods, has signed an MoU with Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT), an NGO working to ensure that quality eye health care is accessible by all citizens of Pakistan absolutely free of cost, to support individuals suffering from vision problems on this World Sight Day.
LRBT is the largest NGO of Pakistan working to fight blindness and transform lives and has treated over 47 million patients across Pakistan. Approximately 10,600 patients visit LRBT hospitals and clinics daily while 10,000 eye surgeries are conducted at LRBT health facilities every day. The partnership with LRBT is part of Shan Foods’ mission of helping the deserving and the underprivileged, carried out under their CSR identity Shan Shares.
Maria Rashdi, Senior Manager Communications at Shan Foods said, “Eighty percent people suffer from reversible blindness which is caused by cataract but are unable to get treated because of socio-economic constraints. Recognizing that good health and wellbeing is the basic right of every individual, Shan Shares aims to extend its support to such people to help them overcome their medical and financial challenges. Through this partnership we hope to help the underprivileged preserve their sight and right to have a normal life.”
“Ninety percent of blindness and impaired vision is curable but as the overwhelming majority belong to the poorest section of our society, they cannot afford the treatment. We are grateful for the support from Shan Foods in joining our mission of providing comprehensive, free eye-care through our purpose-built and appropriately-equipped hospitals,” said Mr.NajmusSaquib Hameed, CEO, LRBT.
Shan Shares is committed towards uplifting the society through other such programs. The company has implemented several other initiatives to carry forward their mission to give back to the community.