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Odisha government to launch universal eye care program

July 4, 2017

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has said that the state government was developing a universal eye care program to reduce the number of curable blind persons.

The program aims to reduce the number of treatable and curable blind persons in Odisha. Required methods will be set up for screening and providing free treatment to all persons with treatable and curable causes of blindness.

More than 5000 corneas through eye donations have been collected by the NGO Drushti Daan that organizes cornea collection awareness programs in the state.

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