Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme

Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme: KCR has launched this Kanti velugu scheme on 15/08/2018. The Telangana government has decided to check up eye testing for the Telangana people and providing the glasses for them under the name of "Kanti Velugu".

Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme

Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme

The main goal of this scheme is to check up eye screening for a citizen of Telangana state. Provides spectacles for them and surgeries at free of cost. Educate people on the prevention of serious disabling eye diseases.

List of initial activities is being done at the District level

1). In the rural areas camps will be held PHC-wise and in GHMC area & other urban areas, camps will be held ward will wise.

2). Each camp team will have a Medical Officer, an Optometrist and 6-8 support staff like ANMs, Supervisors & ASHAs. Each team will be given a full-time vehicle.

3). About 250 persons in rural areas and 300 persons in urban areas are expected to be screened in a day in one camp, of which about 40% will be requiring treatment.

4). Camp schedules (village wise dates of visits) along with names of MO & Optometrist camp are prepared.

5). Each district will have a buffer team of 4-6 Medical Officers and Optometrists to be used in case of contingency.

6). A total of 799 teams are formed with 940 Medical Officers, 1000 Optometrists and about 8000 supporting staff. All staff have been trained.

7) While deputing staff to the camps, it is ensured that every PHC has at least 1 MO and the routine functioning of PHCs is not affected.

The following checkups & services will be provided at the camps:

i. Preliminary eye examination (Unaided Visual Acuity) with the help of eye chart (Snellen’s).

ii. Detailed eye examination (Objective Refraction & Subjective Refraction)

iii. Distribution of medicines for eye problems & Spectacles.

iv. Referring cases to identified hospitals for follow up treatment & surgeries.

Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme

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