Telangana health minister said, 1.5 crore people will be tested for eyes, will get free treatment – न्यूज़लीड India

Telangana health minister said, 1.5 crore people will be tested for eyes, will get free treatment

Telangana health minister said, 1.5 crore people will be tested for eyes, will get free treatment


The state government will conduct eye check-up for 1.5 crore people and distribute 55 lakh spectacles during the second phase of the Kanti Velugu scheme, which will be launched on January 18.

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Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 21:46 [IST]

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New Delhi, Nov 30: The state government will conduct eye check-up for 1.5 crore people and distribute 55 lakh spectacles during the second phase of Kanti Velugu scheme, which will be launched on January 18. With the goal of ‘preventing blindness-free Telangana’, the state government launched the Kanti Velugu program on August 15, 2018. During the first phase, 50 lakh spectacles have been distributed so far.

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Health Minister T Harish Rao on Tuesday announced that the government has released Rs 200 crore for the smooth functioning of the scheme. A special training program for health teams, District Medical and Health Officers (DMHOs) and Deputy DMHOs was also organized across the state on Tuesday on the instructions of the Minister. It is estimated that 30 lakh reading glasses and 25 lakh prescription glasses will be required in the second phase.

A specially trained team of 1,500 doctors and other health workers will be formed. They will work for five months in camps organized by the government,” said Harish Rao. The medical department will provide 850 auto-refractometer eye-testing machines, 1,500 trial lens boxes, 1,500 torches and 1,800 Snellen charts. 1,500 optometrists will also be provided.

A total of 589 rural dispensaries and 811 BAMS doctors have been recruited. He said that quality eye drops would be distributed free of cost to the needy. Ten quality control teams at the state level will check whether the program is running effectively or not. A government order issued on Tuesday said the data of all persons screened at each camp would be captured electronically on software specially developed by the government, so that follow-up services, including distribution of spectacles, could be tracked accurately. Could Each camp will be conducted by a team of one doctor, one optometrist and requisite support staff. Each team will receive the necessary equipment, materials and medicines to expand the services.

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Telangana health minister said, 1.5 crore people will be tested for eyes, will get free treatment

Story first published: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 21:46 [IST]

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