According to a state government release issued here on Monday, the newly launched Kanti Velugu has completed 142 villages, with 97 still in the progress.
The number of males who went through eye screening was 6,22,650 while females were 2,78,421, transgenders were 261, members from the Schedules Caste were 1,10,994, from the scheduled tribe were 53,541, the backward class was 3,47,545 and other caste and minorities were 64,601 and 29,096 respectively.
A total of 1,53,061 reading glasses were distributed. Reading glasses were given to 15,145 people under the age of 40, and 1,28,744 people over the age of 40.
The amount of prescription spectacles delivered was 0 and yet to be delivered is 1,14,654. There were 3,53,390 people who did not have an eye problem.
According to reports, 1,60,471 people had their vision tested in 1500 camps across the state on the first day of its launch.
Over the next 100 days, camps will be held in all gram panchayats and municipal wards to screen 1.5 crore people. Beneficiaries will be given free medications and spectacles.
For the next 100 days, the Kanti Velugu camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days a week.
To carry out the camps, 1,500 medical teams have been assembled. A total of 1.5 crore people will be screened, with 55 lakh spectacles and medicines distributed.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, along with his counterparts, Pinarayi Vijayan from Kerala, Arvind Kejriwal from Delhi and Bhagwant Singh Mann from Punjab, formally launched the second phase of the program at the newly inaugurated Integrated District Collectorate Complex in Khammam.
Health minister Harish Rao stated that the program’s goal is to ensure avoidable blindness-free Telangana. Kanti Velugu, he said, has become another role model for the rest of the country.
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