Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme 2020 – Free Complete Eye Check-Up Programme

Blindness or loss of sight can adversely impact the life of a person drastically. And while there are medical advancements in prosthetics available to heal blindness, nothing replaces the efficiency the human eye can offer. To create awareness about the importance of one’s eye and to enable better eye care, the government of Telangana has initiated a new scheme titled – Telangana Kanti Velugu scheme 2020.

Under this scheme, the government of Telangana will perform Universal eye screening of Citizens to treat refractive errors, cataracts, and several other ailments that can be cured or treated effectively with a timely diagnosis.

Not only will the scheme offer eye check-ups, but it will also offer spectacles and surgeries to treat several eye ailments.

The authorities will also maintain a database of the eye health profiles of citizens linked to their Aadhaar numbers and all services will be offered to the residents of Telangana free of cost and this scheme aims to benefit 3.50 crore residents.

Objective of the Telangana Kanti Velugu Scheme 2020

Some of the most important objectives of the scheme are:

  1. To conduct universal eye screening and vision tests for all citizens in the state of Telangana.
  2. In case the citizen has a refraction error, they will be granted spectacles free of cost.
  3. Surgeries will also be conducted in case of cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy, and several corneal disorders.
  4. In case the patient has vitamin A deficiency and eye infections, medicines will be provided to them free of cost

All services provided by the scheme are free of charge and the scheme aims to provide eye-related services to all residents of the state irrespective of their socio-economic status. The scheme will not rule out even a 30-day old newborn if she/he has a case of retinoblastoma.

This proves to be a huge step in the state of Telangana as statistics and surveys have suggested that around 30-40% of the people in the state suffer from eye problems.

Features of the Kanti Velugu scheme

Here are some of the salient features of the scheme:

  1. The scheme will conduct eye screening and vision tests for all citizens of the state of Telangana.
  2. It will provide corrective glasses to people free of cost.
  3. It will arrange the necessary equipment needed for surgeries and other treatments for the people of Telangana free of cost.
  4. It will provide medicines for people with eye ailments free of cost.
  5. It will educate people on the prevention of serious eye disabling diseases and symptoms they need to stay vary of.

In conclusion

Eyesight is one of the key senses to the overall well-being of a human. In the absence of sound eyesight, one’s life gets unimaginably hard, and getting by everyday activities may seem impossible. Bearing in mind the importance of eyesight and providing better eye care to people, the government of Telangana has undertaken an innovative measure that will not only encourage people to take care of their eyes on a more active basis.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.