Hyderabad: The government is committed to making Telangana a “Blindness-Free” state, claimed Health Minister T. Harish Rao. He praised the Kanti Velugu program, initiated by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, for its excellent outcomes.
The minister visited the Kanti Velugu Center at the Siddipet District Centre on Thursday and noted that the program was designed to ensure that no one in Telangana suffered from vision problems.
Harish Rao said that the government has made this program available to all, regardless of political affiliation or ideology, and that it provides eye testing, medication, and spectacles to those in need. He also stated that the government is striving to establish a new world record for the largest eye screening program with Kanti Velugu. So far, over 50 lakh people have undergone eye tests.
As of now, 9,35,512 people have received reading glasses on the spot, 6,49,507 individuals have been referred for prescription glasses, and 54,324 people have received spectacles. According to the minister, approximately 68% of individuals who underwent eye examinations did not have any issues.In addition, Harish Rao noted that the Kanti Velugu program had received positive feedback from other states. Bhagwantman and Kejriwal, two politicians, reportedly expressed interest in implementing this program in their own states. The Kanti Velugu program, which has been praised for its comprehensive approach to addressing vision problems, continues to make progress in its mission to improve the health of Telangana’s citizens. (INN)