Launching of Tele Ophthalmology Services
Launching of Tele Ophthalmology Services

Launching of Tele Ophthalmology Services

Launching of Tele Ophthalmology Services

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018
The Chief Minister launched Tele Ophthalmology Services on 1st February 2018 at Chief Minister’s camp office. He started the event by visiting the Mukyamantri e-Eye Kendram stall (Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of A.P.) the SNCU mini in ITDA Areas stall (An Initiative of Government of AP Under TRY).

The Chief Minister launched the Mukyamantri e-Eye Kendram service. Total 115 Mukyamantri e-Eye Kendram centers are operating in 13 districts participated in this even through Video conference. He spoke with CHC Chandragiri team and CHC Kothpeta team on a video call and enquired about the standards and facilities in their areas.

Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas addressed the meeting explaining about the eyesight issues and said that this a very good initiative by our Chief Minister, to provide free eye check-up and free spectacles. He further said that all the government hospital standards are increasing in terms of hygiene and equipment standards. He added saying that Chief Minister has given specials importance on Health and education.

The Chief Minister informed that LV Prasad hospital is the knowledge partner with Mukyamantri e-Eye Kendram and he signed a MoU with UNICEF, which is also a Knowledge Partner. The Chief Minister has provided free spectacles to few citizens and launched Talli Suraksha Program.

The Chief Minister presented National Quality assurance standards certificates to few hospital superintendents and he appreciated the department for implementing schemes in an efficient way. He suggested that all hospitals should work hard to improve standards and should get high ratings in the evaluation of National quality assurance standards. He said that ignorance is the main reason for all the ill health problems and to overcome this, we have started awareness programs in all rural and agency areas.

The Chief Minister said that we are providing free eye check-up and spectacles to everyone in rural and agency areas, with home delivery of spectacles after testing, Andhra Pradesh is the first state in India to provide this service. 1 % people in Andhra Pradesh are blind, by 2020 the target is to bring it to 0.3% and this can happen only if we diagnose it at the right time and with the right treatment. He further said that this government is not about statements and slogans, This government is all about implementation. He also suggested to do a free eye check-up for children in all schools for improving the productivity in kids and ordered the officials to implement it.

With a focus and commitment towards maternal health and reducing maternal mortality in the state, Government of Andhra Pradesh has also launched online tutorials on maternal health to train all the government doctors across the state in partnership with Omnicuris. These tutorials will be easily accessible by all Doctors and PG Students across the state.

Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas, Chief Field Office of UNICEF Meital Rusdia, and few other officials participated in this event.
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