The government of Telangana embarked on a Noble Project of achieving “avoidable blindness free” Telangana Kanti Velugu Camps status by conducting a Comprehensive and Universal Eye Screening for the entire population of Telangana under the title “Telangana Kanti Velugu”.
The salient features of ”Telangana Kanti Velugu” are:-
Universal Eye Screening to be done for all the citizens of Telangana.
All cases that require correction of Refraction Errors, Spectacles to be distributed free of cost
Surgeries will be organised in all cases of Cataract, Glaucoma, Retinopathy, corneal disorders etc.,
All services will be provided free of cost
Accordingly, a detailed programme has been drawn up, to conduct Eye Camps in the State which will be on the following Eye ailments and will be treated as a part of Universal Eye Care.
- Refraction Errors
- Vitamin A Deficiency
- Eye infections
- Corneal Disorders
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Each Camp will be conducted by a Medical team, comprising of a Medical Officer, 2-3MPHS (Male) & (Female), 1-2 Optometrists, Pharmacist, 2-3 ASHA Workers and a Data Entry Operator.
Each team will be equipped with the requisite devices, material and drugs to provide services;
Camps will be conducted in all Gram Panchayats in Rural areas and in all wards in Urban areas. In each camp, data of all the persons walking in for treatment will be captured electronically on a specially developed software so as to accurately track follow up services for surgery as well as distribution of glasses.
The expected out reach of “Telangana Kanti Velugu”
|Total Population to be covered||:||3.5 Crores|
|Number of Glasses to be provided||:||41,05,808|
|Number of people to be given Primary Care||:||77,768|
|Number of people to be given Secondary Care||:||3,31,178|
|Number of people to be given Tertiary Care||:||14,283|
In order to implement the above programme, Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare, Telangana, Hyderabad has submitted proposals as per which the total required Budget Estimate worked to Rs.106.8392 crores.
After careful examination, Government hereby accord administrative sanction for Rs.106.8392 (Rupees one hundred and six crores eighty three laksh and ninety thousands only) for implementation of “Telangana Kanti Velugu” Programme during the year 2018-2019. Of which, Rs.84.0192 Crores would be from the State Government (Balance of Rs.22.80 crores to be tapped from National Health Mission)
Government also releases Rs.42.00 Crores towards 50% of the requirement to meet the expenditure for preparatory arrangements and proceed with procurement.
The Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare, Telangana, Hyderabad and Director of Public Health & Family Welfare, Telangana, Hyderabad, shall take necessary action accordingly.
This order is issued with the concurrence of Finance (EBS.V M&H) Department vide their U.O.Note No.1758/116/A2/EBS-V/2018, dated: 11.5.2018
HM&FW Department – “Telangana Kanti Velugu” Programme – Comprehensive and Universal Eye screening for all citizens of Telangana – Administrative sanction accorded – Orders – Issued.
HEALTH, MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (D1) DEPARTMENT