National Blindness Control Programme

National Blindness Control Programme is a 100% centrally assisted programme implemented with over all objective to reduce the prevalence of blindness and visual acuity below 6/60 in the country.

Under the programme an Ophthalmic cell is attached to Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kavaratti. A District Blindness Control Society is functioning under the Chairmanship of Collector cum Development Commissioner and various activities under the programme is planned and implemented   by the Society. In addition to providing eye care service to the people the following activities are carried out under the programme.
  1. Vision screening of school children and providing glass free of cost.
  2. Cataract survey covering 100% population.
  3. Conducting of Mega Eye Camp with the service of Specialist Doctor from
    the famous Eye Hospitals at mainland.
  4. Observance of World Sight Day with various IEC activities.
  5. Observance of Eye Donation Fortnight with various IEC activities.
  6. Conducting of IEC activities by display of hording, posters and Banners.
  7. Providing financial assistance to NGOs for conducting IEC activities.
  8. Conducting training to the staffs on Eye care service.
Status of Catratct Operation
YEAR
N0. OF OPERATIONS
1996
18
1997
22
1998
2
1999
Nil
2000
Nil
2001
57
Total
99


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