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Eye Surgeons are posted.

The District Health Society will be required to constitute a purchase committee comprising of CMO, district ophthalmic Surgeon, DPM and officer of the another deptt. preferably having knowledge of procurement and financial procedures to procure the items required by the District Health Society. The evaluation of the bids should not be based on the criteria of lowest cost alone but the quality should also be considered .

Provision of spectacles :  Students with refractive errors who cannot afford to pay for spectacles would be borne by District Health society to the maximum upper limit of Rs.200/-.  The price of spectacles must be fixed based on an  opened tender basis ensuring quality of glasses as per specifications (English Glass) at a competitive price

Objectives of NPCB

1.

To reduce the backlog of blindness through identification and treatment of blind

2.

To develop Comprehensive eye care facilities in every district.

3.

To develop human resources for providing eye care services.

4.

To improve quality of service delivery.

5.

To secure participation of Voluntary organizations/Pvt. Pract. in eye care

6.

To enhance community awareness on eye care..

Activities

1.

100 percent achievement of Cataract operation of which 90% will be IOL and 10% for simple cataract surgery 2009-10.

2.

Annual Eye check up of all incumbents of blind schools covering the visual acuity, fundus examinations and other appreciate advance test required to assess chances of visual restoration. Eye check up of applicants who desire to seek admission in a blind school and issue of certificate of incurable blindness recommending admission to a blind school. No person would be admitted to blind school without this certificate. Eye check up of the incumbents of blind schools including special investigation.

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Follow up of treated cases as per recommendation of ophthalmic board.

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Rehabilitation of incurable blind would be as per scheme of department of social welfare.

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Low vision Aids to screen all school going children for refractive errors and provide spectacles free of cost.

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As per approved PIP 2009-10 Ophthalmic Assistant @ Rs. 8000pm are being

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