50,000 students in Telangana’s Medak district to get eye free checkup

By Author  |  Published: 7th Sep 2017  12:00 am

Medak: Under Nayanajyothi programme, Medak district administration, in association with Akhila Eye Hospital, Khammam, started conducting eye tests of over 50,000 government high school going students in Medak district. 

After launching the programme, Collector Bharathi Holikare says that they have identified a number of students who were suffering from eye-related issues and were lagging behind in studies as their vision was weak. Since the children were not aware that they had problem in the vision, the Collector says, “We have decided to conduct tests on all the 50,000 students from standard VI to X in Medak district.”

 Besides conducting eye tests, the Collector also says that they have decided to conduct blood tests to create a health record for each and every student. She further observed that early diagnosis would make the treatment easy. If any of them is found suffering from any kind of eye issues, Holikare says, they will bear the expenses of the surgeries besides providing medication to them.

The Collector has appointed one teacher to every 200 students to get the tests done. She has observed that the children would certainly improve the classroom performance once their health issues were addressed. The Collector has thanked the management of the Akhila Eye Hospital.