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Kanti Velugu scheme to be commenced on Thursday by Jagan

Hans India 2019-10-09 20:54:54
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Amaravati: YSR Kanti Velugu to be launched on Thursday by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Anantapur Junior College grounds on the occasion of "World Sight Day". The Government as part of health reforms has decided to implement the scheme to provide Cashless Comprehensive Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Quality eye care services to citizens in the state.

It is estimated that about Rs. 560.88 Crores in six phases over a period of 3 years would be needed to implement the programme, which includes screening, spectacles, strengthening of Govt institutions, hiring of temporary staff, cataract surgeries and other secondary and tertiary eye care management, under the scheme.

The Programme is designed to be conducted in 6 phases covering the entire population. In the first phase, 70 lakh students will receive primary basic screening by ASHA, Teachers & ANMs & other staff.

In the second phase (1.11.2019 to 31.12.2019), secondary screening & prescription of glasses will be provided to the students. From 3 phase to 6 phase government to provide primary mass eye screening, prescription and distribution of spectacles, secondary and tertiary care management (cataract surgeries, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others) to one crore people in each phase.This will be done through Village Volunteers, ASHA, ANM, PHC staff, PMOOs, all Govt. institutions, Vision Centers, NGOs and all other health care functionaries. Total number of Schools to avail services under the scheme are 62,503 (Both Govt. & Private) with a total of 70,41,988 children.

1145 Primary Health Centres, 195 Community Health Centres, 28 Area Hospitals, 13 District Hospitals,11 Tertiary Hospitals (Including 2 regional eye hospitals), 115 Vision Centres, 13 District Blindness Control Societies and 117 Registered NGO Hospitals are being involved in the program.