Friday, 3 March 2017

Centre Approves Rs 756 cr scheme for Treating Cataract Patients

Centre Approves Rs 756 cr scheme for Treating Cataract(मोतियाबिंद)  Patients
The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has announced that an amount of Rs. 756 crore has been approved by the government under a scheme for the treatment of 786 lakh cataract patients over the period of 5 years.The aim of the scheme is to eradicate (उन्मूलन) the blindness among people due to
cataract by 2022. The scheme is a part of the National Blindness Control Programme.Under the scheme the government would provide Rs. 2000 financial assistance for each cataract operation which would include the cost of lenses as well.Besides, a mobile application will also be developed to bring the government, private doctors, clinics and NGOs together for monitoring(निगरानी) the move. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms (लक्षण) may include faded (फीका) colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night.

eradicate  उन्मूलन Definitions of eradicate
destroy completely; put an end to.
this disease has been eradicated from the world
synonyms: eliminate, get rid of, remove, obliterate, exterminate, destroy, annihilate, kill, wipe out, abolish, stamp out, extinguish, quash, erase, efface, excise, expunge, expel, zap, nuke, wave goodbye to

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