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West Bengal embarks on ambitious eye-care campaigns on January 27

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The Bengal government on Wednesday, January 27 embarked on one of the nation’s biggest eye-care campaigns Chokher Alo (Light of Eyes) across all blocks in rural Bengal through 341 one camps.
The health and family welfare department aims to reach out to 1.3 lakh beneficiaries through these camps on a single day.

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on January 4 announced the mission mode implementation of this mass vision-screening cum service programme to ensure eye health for all by 2025. The goal of the mission is to strengthen the efforts to prevent avoidable blindness in the state and provide equitable eye health service to each and every citizen of the state and provide equitable eye health service to each and every citizen of the state, said a senior health department officer.

The project will essentially cover cataract surgeries, refractive error, free spectacle delivery to government school children and adults above 40 years of age and other preventable blinding conditions starting from newborn to elderly..

“We will be screening children and adults and will give at least 50,000 spectacles to children enrolled in government schools and all adults above 40 years from these camps on Wednesday. Chief Minister will inaugurate the January 27 programme by distributing two spectacles to two beneficiaries at the state secretariat Nabanna on Wednesday, said health secretary Narayan Swarup Nigam.

Ever since its announcement on January 4, 898 Chokher Alo camps were held in 773 Gram Panchayats and 125 urban primary health centres to benefit 3.6 lakh individuals. So far, we have distributed 82,642 spectacles and 6321 cataract surgeries were done. The number of patients referred for cataract surgery is 29,380, said officials.

Source: Timesofindia

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