Blindness Prevention

As a part of checkup of 5 lakh school children per year, the children are also checked for blindness.  There are more than 50 lacs people who have visual impairedness.  The 80% of sightloss could have been prevented or cured.  It  will be interesting to note that one child turns blind every minute in the world. 
Along with deafness checkup, visual impairedness is also scientifically checked while visiting schools in the district.  Free medicines and spectacles are distributed to the needy.  Besides, childhood cataract and paediatric ophthalmic surgery is undertaken at PNR Special Hospital through appropriate treatment and surgical intervention.  
FROM 2002 to 2014
Total children screened: 24,31,076 
Total beneficiaries: 63,402
Free spectacles distributed: 52,988
Free surgery: 558