Rs 15,335 Crore To Be Spent On YSR Kanti Velugu: YS Jagan

YSR Kanti Velugu Third Phase Launch By AP CM YS Jagan - Sakshi Post

KURNOOL: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday launched the third phase of the mass eye screening programme 'YSR Kanti Velugu' at the STBC College Grounds in Kurnool. The Chief Minister also launched 'Naadu-Nedu', an ambitious programme to renovate all government hospitals right from village sub-centres to teaching hospitals in three phases and improve infrastructure in the next three years.

  • The Rs 560 crore 'YSR Kanti Velugu' scheme was launched on October 10 last year to rectify the vision defects of over 2.12 crore people in the state.
  • It will be implemented in six phases spread over three years.
  • Under Phase-I, 66,15,467 students of 60,401 schools were covered.
  • In the preliminary screening, 4,36,979 children were identified with eye problems.
  • In the Phase-2, 1,34,252 children with vision defects were identified for distribution of spectacles, but so far only 56,767 were distributed while another 77,485 "are under process", according to information provided by the Chief Minister's Office.
  • Phase-3 of the programme will be conducted till July 31, 2020 to cover the targeted 56.88 lakh people.
  • In all, 500 teams from government and private eye hospitals have been identified to conduct the secondary eye screening in the villages.

Also Read: YSR Kanti Velugu: All You Need To Know About The Scheme

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