Health & Family Welfare - Blindness Control Programme

The eye care services in the District are being carried out by the District Blindness Control Society. There are three eye specialists available at the Tura Civil Hospital and there are three Ophthalmic Assistants in the District. There are three operation theatres in the District-Tura Civil Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital and Ampati CHC. The Blindness prevalence is below 1% at present.

Name Cataract Performance School Eve Screening Programme Training Diagnostic Camp
  IOL Conventional Total No. of School covered School children screened School children detected with RE Provided with free spectacles Teachers trained ASHA's/ Others No. of Diagnostic Camp
2006-07 192 26 218 14 4503 171  - 30  - 2
2007-08 373 48 421 27 3510 106 41 177  - 6
2008-09 129 11 140 38 3748 61 30 345  - 6
2009-10 206 14 220 75 10109 438 258 384 199 9
2010-11 144 1 145 50 8386 337 244 101  - 13