Under this programme, preliminary eye tests would be conducted for over 70 lakh students in the Government and private schools. This programme would be completed in six days starting from October 10. After this, those needing surgical procedures will be provided with those services from November 1 to December 31. Te programme would be organised under the aegis of the task forces constituted at the district levels. The district collectors will officiate as the chairpersons of these committees. As many as 160 district programme officers, 1415 health officers, 42360 Aasha workers, 62,500 teachers, 14000 ANMs and 14000 public health workers would be made part of the programme. The scheme would be implemented in a phase-wise manner for three years.
On October 10, YS Jagan will inaugurate a slew of programmes in Anantapur and will inspect the stalls of schemes like YSR Arogya Sri, Amma Vodi, Poshan Abhiyan and other schemes. He would also address a public meeting in Anantapur.