Centre Approves Rs 756 cr scheme for Treating Cataract Patients

Posted on:04 Mar 2017 09:33:35
Centre Approves Rs 756 cr scheme for Treating Cataract Patients
04 March 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has announced that an amount of Rs. 756 crore has been approved by the government under a scheme for the treatment of 786 lakh cataract patients over the period of 5 years.

The aim of the scheme is to eradicate the blindness among people due to cataract by 2022. The scheme is a part of the National Blindness Control Programme.

Under the scheme the government would provide Rs. 2000 financial assistance for each cataract operation which would include the cost of lenses as well.

Besides, a mobile application will also be developed to bring the government, private doctors, clinics and NGOs together for monitoring the move.

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