Kanti Velugu: 40 lakh people had eye tests inTelangana

Kanti Velugu

Excel India Desk

So far, the most ambitious Kanti Velugu medical camps undertaken by the government across the state.  More than one crore 42 lakh 30 thousand 576 people underwent eye tests. Till date, 20 lakh 69 thousand people have been given eye glasses in Kanti Velugu program. The Kanti Velugu program started with the slogan of “Blindness free” Telangana goal is successfully continuing across the state.

In the state as on last 12th Eye tests were completed in 10 thousand 285 Gram Panchayat Wards and 3221 Municipal Wards. On August 15, 2018, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao started the first phase of Kanti Velugu program in Malkapur of Medak district to correct vision defects.

The program lasted for 8 months. Free eye examinations were conducted for 50 lakh people. Spectacles have been distributed to 50 lakh people. In the same spirit, the Chief Minister started the second phase of Kanti Velugu program in Khammam on January 18 last. It is continuing successfully as per the planned objective. In 74 working days

About 82 per cent of people had eye tests done. The government has decided to complete the examinations for all in the state within the target of 100 working days. Care is being taken during eye care without interrupting other medical services. All public representatives including medical department, panchayat raj, municipal and other departments are participating in it.

For monitoring, the government has formed quality control teams at the state level and district level and is monitoring. Medical officials expressed the opinion that if the eye tests program continues in this way, there is a possibility of conducting eye tests for 2 crore people.


Public Health is Government’s priority:

The state government has brought Kanti Velugu Scheme with the aim of health for all. To make this scheme a 100-day program from January 19 to June 15 in the district, district collectors, medical and health officials and officials of various departments are planning and implementing the camps in advance.

According to the targets set by the government, the Kanti Velugu program is being vigorously implemented throughout the state with advance plans, continuous monitoring, daily reviews, analysis, video conference and meetings, correcting the deficiencies from time to time.


Telangana as a blind-free state

Near vision problems are common. The figures recorded in the camps show that in all the districts, there are more people who are troubled by not being able to see closely. Many people over the age of 40 come to the camp with near sightedness. Reading glasses are provided to such people immediately.

Besides these, vitamin A, D and B complex tablets are being distributed to many people who are coming with eye problems. People above the age of 50 are mostly suffering from cataracts. The medical staff say that they are communicating the information about the time of treatment to those who need surgery through Mobile Phone.

Under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the government’s efforts to provide development and welfare to all are yielding good results. In the same spirit, the state which is leading in the implementation of Health Family Welfare Schemes is shaping up as Health Telangana.

Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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