Telangana Kanti Velugu Providing Free Eye Care To be Launched On Aug 15
Telangana Chief Minister announced that the much awaited Kanti Velugu programme, aimed at providing free eye care, will be launched on August 15, marking the Independence Day celebrations.
The government will hold eye camps under the scheme besides distributing spectacles and performing eye surgeries for the needy patients free of cost.
In his State Formation Day celebrations address at Parade Grounds, the Chief Minister listed out various welfare schemes such as Kalyana Lakshmi, KCR Kits, Aasara pensions and double-bedroom houses, among others.
Due to the efforts, the condition of government hospitals has improved and are now competing with corporate hospitals after modern equipment was installed. Governor himself got treated at Gandhi Hospital, indicating the improved medical and healthcare condition in the government hospitals, he said.
He said about 17 of 39 proposed dialysis centres have started functioning and added that KCR Kits for pregnant women had reduced infant and maternal mortality rate considerably.
The government had introduced social welfare schemes, including double-bedroom housing, financial assistance to brides under Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubaarak, residential schools and colleges, among others.
For empowerment of villages, the government has brought new Panchayat Raj Act and more powers have been given to gram panchayats. The government was able to realise the dream of scores of SCs and STs upgrading remote hamlets into gram panchayats, the Chief Minister said. He added that 4,383 new gram panchayats were created.
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