The high salinity content in the water causes many disorders to the people in that area. One of the serious problems are cataract formation in the eyes especially for elderly people. By collaborating with the Rotary Club, Joseph’s Eye Clinic, Annai Hospital and the Trichy District Association for the Prevention of Loss of Eyesight, Eye Inspection Camps are conducted second Saturday of every month.
The doctors give free examination and consultation during these camps. For those who need surgery or spectacles to correct their sight, the Sanggam sponsors the cost of material and surgery.
Since the beginning of this service, two years ago, more than 23,755 people have benefited. This includes complex eye – surgery and lens implantation. Apart from this, the Sanggam also allows its premises to be used for polio and jaundice immunisation programmes run by the local municipality.