The National Programme for Control of Visual Impairment and Blindness was launched in 1976 as a 100% centrally sponsored and incorporates the earlier Trachoma Control Programme that was started in 1963.
To reduce the prevalence of blindness (1.49% in 1986-89) to less than 0.3%
To establish an infrastructure and efficiency levels in the programme to be able to cater new cases of blindness each year to prevent future backlog.
To establish eye care facilities for every 5 lakh population,
To develop human resources for eye care services at all levels the primary health centres, CHCs, sub-district levels,
To improve quality of service delivery and
To secure participation of civil society and the private sector.
Reference : www.npcb.nic.in
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