Campaign to provide free eye glasses to 100% needy children of all government schools in district kickstarted: Amit Talwar
S.A.S. Nagar : The campaign to provide free spectacles to the needy children by checking the eyes of 100 percent of the children studying in all government schools in the district SAS Nagar has been kickstared today when in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Mr. Amit Talwar 200 needy children were fitted with eye glasses free of charge during a function organized at Government Model Senior Secondary School Phase 3 B 1 SAS. Nagar.
Disclosing this, Deputy Commissioner Mr. Amit Talwar said that a total of 101193 children are studying in the government schools of the district who are being screened by the health department with the help of Education Department. He said that from April 1, 2022, the target of screening of 86707 children from these government school children was set for the health department.
Out of which 63903 children have been screened by the health department so far. He said that JP Eye Hospital Mohali Eye Hospital Mohali voluntarily with the support of Eye Group Vision Spring Board has taken up the task for the screening of 14490 children studying in government schools in the urban area. Out of which 8189 children have been screened by them so far.
It was told by the Deputy Commissioner that today with the help of JP Eye Hospital, 200 children from 12 government schools were given eye glasses free of cost at a function organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School Phase 3 B 1, SAS Nagar.while the rest of the needy children will also be fitted with eye glasses in the next few days.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that among the 63903 children whose eyes have been checked up by the Health Department, 490 children will be fitted with spectacles, out of which the Health Department has provided spectacles to 228 children from government funds and the rest Eye glasses will be provided to the needy children in the next 15 days from government funds or under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
On this occasion, Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarsh Pal Kaur, Dr. J. P. Singh, Dr. Jatinder Singh, Dr. Kirti Pradhan Agarwal, DEO Elementary Ashwani Kumar Dutta, Deputy DEO Secondary Dr. Kanchan Sharma, Principal Shalinder Singh were present.