A donation scheme and Annadanam were launched at the Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital here on Saturday.

Philanthropist Mattapalli Chalamayya launched the schemes in the presence of executive trustee of the foundation A. Vijay Kumar, CEO K. Anand Sudhan and others. The Sankar Foundation, an NGO, is running the hospital. The donation and annadanam schemes were meant to provide free food to the needy patients.

Out of the 1.87 lakh surgeries performed at the hospital, 1.51 lakh were done free of cost on the poor and needy patients.