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Shell Lubricants Contributes To Road Safety Of Truck Drivers And Mechanics

Conducts free eye check-up camps to positively impact the lives of its valued driver partners and mechanics across India

Udaipur : Shell Lubricants India, the global market leader in finished lubricants, has always been a frontrunner in driving awareness about health and safety, positively impacting lives across the country. In line with itscommitment, the companyhas started free eye check-up camps for truck drivers, mechanics and related transport staff at multiple hubs across the country including Transport Nagars in Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Ambala and Jaipur. The idea of the camps arose from the insight of a great number of road accidents occurring due to often undiagnosed and untreated vision issues.

Starting in February, Shell has already conducted more than 13,000 eye check-ups this year and distributed more than 9,000 free eyeglasses. In the absence of quality healthcare, a mobile population such as that of truck drivers is seldom able to prioritize their health. This is highlighted by the fact that more than half the people who received these glasses were not aware of their vision issues or were unable to get their eyesight checked on account of being always on the go.

Ms. Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants, India, said, “At Shell Lubricants, we are determined to provide better and safer on-road solutions to all our valued partners. The eye check-up camps come as a second leg to our national health drives initiated last year.We are proud to have successfully touched 31,000 lives in 2018,and are looking forward to extending this support to a larger number of peoplein 2019.”

The initiative has found great resonance amongst both truck drivers and mechanics. Ghaziabad mechanic Shiv Shankar said, “I have been struggling with my vision for the past five years. I was unable to read messages or see the meter. With the glasses that I received today, I can see properly again.” The truc and mechanics were checked and given medical counsel for various eye issues like refractive errors, colour blindness and cataract. After proper examination, the participants werethen provided with free glasses on the spot.

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