Thursday, 17 October 2019

YSR Kanti Velugu Government scheme for Eye Care in Andhra Pradesh

YSR Kanti Velugu Government scheme for Eye Care in Andhra Pradesh


The Andhra Pradesh government is launching a new health scheme YSR Kanti Velugu on the occasion of World Sight Day which is on 10 October 2019.

The scheme which is termed as a comprehensive, sustainable and universal eye care scheme, will be formally launched by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Anantapur at the Government Boys College Grounds on 10 October 2019 at 11:30 AM on Thursday.

The YSR Kanti Velugu scheme endeavors to Provide comprehensive eye care and rectify vision defects among the State's over five crore population.

To ensure healthy eye sight for all citizens in the state which can be termed as a revolutionary scheme in the health care sector.

The government will bear the entire cost from preliminary eye check-up to surgeries wherever required for the entire 5.40 crore population.

The program will be implemented in the next three years in six phases.

Seventy lakh schoolchildren will be covered scheme in the first two phases from October 10 to 16. Preliminary eye screening would be conducted on all students in government and private schools for a week.

Surgeries, if needed, will be performed in the second phase from November 1 to 31, all free of cost.

Children found to be having vision defects would be provided advanced treatment in the second phase from November 1.

The State government will implement the third to sixth phases of Kanti Velugu from February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2022 with a gap of six months between each phase.

From the third to sixth phases, one crore population will be covered in each phase, which includes primary mass eye screening, prescription and distribution of spectacles, secondary and tertiary care management like cataract surgeries, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy etc.

The cost of implementing the YSR Kanti Velugu is estimated at Rs 560.88 crore.

A task force headed by the Collector would monitor the program in each district, where thousands of health and para-medical staff would take part in the program.

They include 160 District Program Officers, 1,415 medical officers, 42,360 ASHA workers, 62,500 teachers, 14,000 ANMs and 14,000 public health wing staff .

Health kits have already been sent to all the Primary Health Centers across the State.

The scheme is implemented under the aegis of the Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare .

PROCESS FOR PRELIMINARY SCREENING YSR KANTI VELUGU

  1. As per Commissioner of School Education, Government of AP, there are 62,459 schools (Both Government and private) with 70,41,988 children.
  2. All the school children shall be screened preliminary for identification of children with defective vision. 
  3. Preliminary screening will be carried out at schools by the Preliminary screening teams with the help of school teachers. 
  4. Preliminary screening team consists of one Public Health staff and one ASHA worker. For the purpose of preliminary screening public health staff includes MPHS(M), MPHS(F), MPHA(M), MPHEO, CHO, PHN(NT), APMO, DPMO
  5. In case of urban areas preliminary screening team consist of one PHS, one urban ASHA. In case of non-availability of adequate public health staff, services of ANM, Nursing students can be utilized for this purpose 
  6. RBSK staff and vehicles can be utilized for urban areas for this purpose.
  7. Each preliminary screening team shall screen around 200-250 students per day.
  8. All the preliminary screening teams shall be trained for conducting preliminary screening.
  9. Preliminary screening team shall be provided with material for screening and data sheets for noting the results of screening. 
  10. Preliminary screening shall be carried out from 10-10-2019 to 16-10-2019. (Total 5 days, excluding Second Saturday and Sunday)
  11. These sheets contain Name of the school and code, Name of the PHC, Name of the student, Aadhar Number and column for noting the screening results. These sheets will be supplied by DMHO to the PHCs. Format for data collection is enclosed. 
  12. Preliminary screening teams, after completion of screening, shall hand over the data sheets to the respective ANMs. ANMs, upon receipt of these filled in data sheets, shall upload the data through the tablets provided to them or through desktops at PHCs. 
Online Portal for YSR Kanti Velugu


Download Scheme Guidelines




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