PATNAIK LAUNCHES RS 600 CRORE UNI­VER­SAL EYE CARE PRO­GRAMME

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BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Min­is­ter Naveen Patnaik on Thurs­day launched a free Uni­ver­sal Eye Care pro­gramme with an ex­pen­di­ture of Rs 600 crore which aims to min­imise the num­ber of peo­ple with cur­able vi­sion im­pair­ment in the state. While launch­ing the pro­gramme, Patnaik said the ini­tia­tive would go a long way in con­trol­ling cur­able blind­ness and added that an in­sti­tu­tional mech­a­nism was made for screen­ing and pro­vid­ing free treat­ment to all peo­ple with cur­able eye problems.

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