Vidyajyoti to provide free eye care to school students

By Pti

Cuttack, December 26: Sponsored by a UK-based Global development organisation—Sightsavers, the Cuttack district administration has launched a massive free eye health programme called ‘Vidyajyoti’ in the district here recently. The programme envisages covering around 3.5 lakh school-going children of approximately 2500 government schools in the State.

Vidyajyoti to provide free eye care to school kids


The state-level programme was launched earlier this week at Kendriya Vidyalaya here in partnership with city-based Rotary Club Eye Hospital and Research Institute, which was attended among others by the district collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra and State Blindness Control programme officer J K Das. “

Besides providing free eye care services to students aged between 5 and 15, the Vidyajyoti programme would also train school teachers in preventing eye diseases among students, informed the eye hospital administrative officer Alok Kumar Sahoo adding that teams of dedicated ophthalmologists, optometrists, vision technicians and health educators would implement the programme in the schools.


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