The second phase of the Kanti Velugu initiative, which began on January 18, has so far screened over 1.5 crore people in Telangana. So far, the State Health Department has distributed reading glasses to 21.66 lakh people and identified a total of 17, 41, 782 people who required prescription spectacles as part of the initiative.
According to the latest Kanti Velugu report on Wednesday, out of the total 1, 52, 61, 763 individuals who underwent eye screening since this January, about 75 percent i.e. 1, 13, 52, 870 individuals had no eye-related issues. As per the statistics, 11% of the beneficiaries screened under the Kanti Velugu initiative required prescription glasses, while 14% were given reading glasses on the spot.
“The government has decided to complete the eye tests for all in the state within the target of 100 working days. Special Care is being taken during eye care without interrupting other medical services,” said the officials who are implementing the program.
District collectors, Medical and Health department officials, and other officials from various departments are planning and implementing camps in advance to make this scheme a 100-day program in the state from January 19 to June 15.
During the camp, it was discovered that people with ‘near vision’ problems are common. According to the data collected in the camps, 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,” said the release.
It was also discovered that people over the age of 50 are more prone to cataracts. The officials stated that they are communicating the time of treatment to those who require surgery via mobile phones.
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