Under the Kanti Velugu scheme, 1,500 teams will be pressed into service for eye check-up in the state as the government aims to distribute around 55 lakh spectacles to the public.
Hyderabad, Dec 7: Under the Kanti Velugu scheme, 1,500 teams will be pressed into service for eye check-up in the state as the government aims to distribute around 55 lakh spectacles to the public. With an aim to overcome the eye diseases of the people, the state government is launching the second phase of Kanti Velugu scheme from January 18. Health Minister T Harish Rao held a review meeting with district collectors through video conference here on Tuesday. He asked the District Collectors to take public representatives like MPs, MLAs, MLCs and local people’s representatives along with them in the programme.
Watch the video The Health Minister told the District Magistrates to do micro-planning to implement the scheme in the districts and said that the government will take serious action on any kind of laxity. The first phase of Kanti Velugu was started in eight months and now the program should be completed within 100 days. The government has increased the number of teams as compared to the previous occasion. “During the first phase, there were 827 teams, but now the number has been increased to 1,500 teams. The government will conduct eye tests and distribute 30 lakh reading glasses and 25 lakh prescription glasses. should be handed over,” Harish Rao said.
Creating rumors Asserting that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao thinks from the perspective of the people, the health minister said the state government would provide all facilities and asked the officials to act responsibly. The officers should make arrangements without affecting their regular duties. He asked the officers to work closely with the municipal and panchayati raj departments and clear the doubts of public representatives on Kanti Velugu in district, mandal and municipal meetings. After completing micro-planning in the district, meetings should be organized with the district minister and public representatives. The teams should ensure that there is no difficulty in setting up the camp. Officers should keep buffer teams of 5 per cent. Special arrangements should be made for women staff on Kanti Velugu duty.
Accused Simhaji released on bail officials should conduct tests of those who missed during the camp period. He said that steps are being taken to form 10 State Level Quality Control Teams and one team in each district. There is no shortage of staff in the district as the government is going to fill the posts of 960 doctors within a week. He asked the officers to launch a campaign to promote the scheme and run the program effectively. Harish Rao said, “The Chief Minister has set a target to ensure that no one in the state is affected by eye problems and we have to play an important role in achieving this.
Telangana: Target set to distribute around 55 lakh spectacles under Sarkar Kanti Velugu scheme
Story first published: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 21:30 [IST]