Programmes
National Programme For Control Of Blindness (NPCB)
Objective

  • To provide high quality eye care to the effected population
  • To expand eye care services coverage to the underserved areas
  • To reduce the backlog of Blindness.
  • To develop institutional capacity for Eye care services.

Strategy
  • Disease control of avoidable blindness
  • Training of ophthalmic Personnel
  • IEC Activities
  • Provision of Equipment / Consumable

Programme details
  • NPCB: launched in the Year in 1976
  • Strengthened by World Bank project from 1994- to 2002
  • Aiming to reduce the prevalence of Blindness from 1.4% to 0.3%
  • As per 2006-07 survey by Govt. of India, Prevalence is 1% in India
  • Aim of NPCB- 1.1 to 0.3%
  • Present Prevalence Rate is :0.65%
  • Goal: prevalence of blindness to 0.3% by the year 2020

Key performance indicators
  • Cataract operations
  • School Children Eye Screening
  • Refractive Errors
  • Free Spectacles Distribution
  • Eye ball Collection

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Contact Information

Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare,
DM&HS Campus, Sultan Bazar,
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad - 500095