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National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)


• To reduce the backlog of blindness through identification and treatment of blind at primary, secondary and tertiary levels based on assessment of the overall burden of visual impairment in the country.

• Develop and strengthen the strategy of NPCB for “Eye Health” and prevention of visual impairment; through provision of comprehensive eye care services and quality service delivery.

• Strengthening and upgradation of RIOs to become centre of excellence in various sub-specialities of ophthalmology

• Strengthening the existing and developing additional human resources and infrastructure facilities for providing high quality comprehensive Eye Care in all Districts of the country;

• To enhance community awareness on eye care and lay stress on preventive measures;

• Increase and expand research for prevention of blindness and visual impairment

• To secure participation of Voluntary Organizations/Private Practitioners in eye Care