WB govt releases ‘Chokher Alo’ plan to provide totally free eye-care for all over next 5 years
The task will offer complimentary eye-care, consisting of cataract surgery, spectacles and eye check-up to all. The name and logo design was decided by CM herself.
GoWB’s initiative DuareSarkar brings govt services at individuals’s doorstep. Pleased to see that the camps have begun in full-swing (Image Source: Twitter/@MamataOfficial).
Simply ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is introducing popular plans in the state. One such task is the ‘ Chokher Alo’ plan that will ensure cataract operations for elderly people and eye treatment for all totally free, over the next five years. It begin from Tuesday.
The task will provide free eye-care, including cataract surgical treatment, spectacles and eye check-up to all. The name and logo of the project was chosen by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself.
” We are launching a task from January 5 under which a minimum of 2 million bad and senior individuals can go through totally free cataract surgical treatment. We would likewise offer free spectacles to around 8 lakh 25 thousand individuals,” the chief minister said while speaking to media individuals from the state secretariat.
Totally free eye check-up would be offered to 10 lakh trainees in federal government schools throughout the state and around four lakh trainees would be provided with free glasses. Children checking out anganwadi centres can likewise secure free eye check-up, so that eye problems could be found at an early stage.
More than 300 eye cosmetic surgeons and around 400 eye doctors would be working on this project.
” In the first stage beginning Tuesday, camps would be kept in around 1,200 towns and around 120 primary health centres in cities and towns in the state. Later all villages, towns and cities would be brought under the job,” she included.
The very first stage from Tuesday will cover 1,200 gram panchayats and 120 urban main health centres. The next two phases will cover the rest.
Mamata Banerjee also inaugurated a sophisticated trauma-care center geared up with modern-day facilities and facilities at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. The Rs 10- crore unit will have 20 beds, two operation theatres and a 10- bed healing room.
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