Lok Kalyan Samiti

Unverified non-profit organisation

Lok Kalyan Samiti is a non-profit, apolitical voluntary organization based in New Delhi and registered under the Societies Act, 1861. Lok Kalyan Samiti functions from two centres at Chakkarpur (Gurgaon) and Nand Nagri (Slum Resettlement area) in northeast Delhi, in addition to its main office located in the heart of Delhi near ITO.

Established in 1952, it engages in various social causes and welfare activities, which include healthcare, remedial education and vocational training. Often referred to as ‘Poor man’s Eye Hospital’, LKS eye care programme equipped with a 40-bed hospital and OPD facility is one of the pioneering cataract elimination efforts in the country and is going strong for last 40 years. LKS Provides completely free service to patients for Cataract Surgery including prescribed medicines and glasses. According to some estimates cataract accounts for nearly 75% of the preventable blindness and there may be 12 million in India alone at any given time. In this context, LKS ‘s effort for poor and needy is a model for entire developing world.

Apart from comprehensive eye care including medical retina & diabetes, Lok Kalyan Samiti also provides OPD clinic service in several medical specialties, homeopathy consultation and medicine, immunization of children, diagnostic services (X-ray, laboratory) and physiotherapy at nominal charges. Extension centres also provide some of these services and act as referral points for cataract surgery.

Nand Nagri Centre houses remedial education program for slum resettlement children and also runs a community outreach programme along with vocational training for youth and women.



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Less than 500,000

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