Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched Sunetra scheme that aims at ensuring free eye care services for all citizens in the State.
During a ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikas’ programme at the State Secretariat here, Patnaik said under the scheme, people will be provided with various eye care services free of cost at all Government-run hospitals, including community health centres (CHCs), sub-divisional hospitals (SDHs) and district headquarter hospitals (DHHs) ane medical colleges.
The CM said under the scheme all cataract patients in the State will be provided with operation facility along with appropriate gasses free of cost. The cataract operations will be conducted at all Government hospitals without any paperwork.
Besides, school students will have the facility to undergo eye checkup in their respective schools every year under the scheme. Students detected with vision issue can avail spectacles at CHCs free of cost. And, those detected with major eye problems will be provided with treatment free of cost, Patnaik added.