Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has implemented the policy for Blindness Control with the objective of ‘Right to Sight’ & Rajasthan is the first state to have implemented a novel project.
This policy has been brought with the aim to bring light to the lives of more than 3 lakh people suffering from visual impairment in the State. The prevalence rate of blindness in the country is 1.1% in 2020 and the initiatives under the Blindness Control Policy will help to bring it down to 0.3%
Rajasthan to run Keratoplasty Centre and Eye Bank in all medical colleges
Under the policy for Blindness Control, the state government will mandatorily run Keratoplasty Centre and Eye Bank in all the government medical colleges.
The government-funded private organizations and NGOs who are collecting cornea have to provide the collected cornea to the government institutions on priority.
State Govt to run a campaign for eye donation
State Government will carry out a campaign for eye donation on an extensive level along with the private institutions. Special training will be imparted to eye experts, eye surgeons, postgraduate students, counselors working for eye donation and eye assistants etc.