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Posted on Jan 08, 11:50AM | UNI
Drishti, a social enterprise providing eye care to underserved population, today announced that it has raised its first round of funding from Lok Capital, a dedicated fund in India for businesses focused on serving the bottom of the pyramid.
This is Lok Capital's first investment in the healthcare segment according to a release here from Drishi. The quantum of funding had not been revealed.
Drishti will use the funds to service underserved geographies of Karnataka with their 3 tier hub and spoke model using outreach programmes for villages, telemedicine supported vision centres at small towns for primary eye care and advanced eye facilities and surgical care at their hospital.
Speaking on the investment, Mr Kiran Anandampillai, founder, Drishti, said, ' quality eye care is an imperative in smaller towns and villages, where several people lose sight owing to inadequate treatment'.