The State Bank of India recently donated medical equipment worth INR 4.9 lakh to Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal. Chief General Manager of the bank’s Chennai head office J. Chandrasekaran handed over the equipment to the hospital. The bank undertakes such initiatives as part of community services banking. According to a press release, Sankara Eye Hospital conducts free eye camps under its ‘Kannoli’ project in villages in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts. The hospital also performs free eye surgeries for the benefit of the poor. The equipment would be useful during the conduct of surgeries and detection of eye defects.