Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday that more than 10 lakh cataract surgeries have been performed under the West Bengal government’s free eye treatment scheme.
she said that 15 lakh glasses have been distributed to school students and adults under the ‘Socker Aloe’ scheme.
‘Chokher Alo’ was launched in 2021 with the aim of eradicating vision impairment among the people of WB.
I am elated to share that we’ve crossed 10 Lakh cataract surgeries & provided 15 Lakh free spectacles to school children & adults (45+), since its launch.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 25, 2023
“Chokher Alo was launched in 2021 with the mission of eradicating visual impairment among the people of WB. I am happy to share that we have crossed 10 lakh cataract surgeries and provided 15 lakh free spectacles to school children and adults (45+) since its inception. Amazing achievement!” he said. Tweeted.
A scheme to provide free eye treatment and spectacles has been launched by the state government.