National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB)

Chief Minister MISSION DRISHTI Programme:

  • PRESBYOPIA is a common condition related with old age in which the eyes do not adjust to any object kept at short distance due to which the person faces difficulty in seeing objects which are closer.
  • To tackle this problem among old-age persons, Chief Minister MISSION DRISHTI has been approved for distribution of free spectacles to the patients suffering from PRESBYOPIA.
  • As a part of this programme, 1,66,500 spectacles will be procured and distributed totally free of cost to the patients out of which 66,597 No. Spectacles of different powers have already been purchased by NHM.
  • The spectacles will be distributed through the health facilities where the ophthalmic assistance / trained person will check the power required for a patient and will issue the spectacles to the patient.
  • The services will be available at all health facilities till PHC level and at Sub-Centres where Community Health Officer (CHO) is posted.
  • The Ration Card Number of the beneficiary will be collected for entry in beneficiary management system.
  • Chief Minister Mission Dristi Programme is launch by Honorable CM, Govt. of Tripura on 12th March,2021 .
  • Overall Objective:

  • Reducing prevalence and burden of avoidable blindness by 2020 by adopting strategies advocated for Vision 2020: The Right to Sight.
  • Goals & Objective:

  • Providing high quality of eye care services to the affected population.
  • Expanding coverage of eye care services to the underserved areas.
  • Reducing the backlog of blindness by identifying and providing services to the affected population; and
  • Developing institutional capacity for eye care services by providing support for equipment and material and training personnel.
  • Activities:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • School Eye Screening Programme
  • IEC Activities
  • Eye Banking activities
  • Developing of infrastructures for IOL facilities
  • Present sinerio:

  • No of District Blindness Control Programme = 06 Nos.
    • DBCP West, Ph no-(0381)231-3649
    • DBCP North, Ph no-(03824) 232307
    • DBCP South, Ph no-(0381) 226602
    • DBCP Dhalai
    • DBCP Unakoti
    • DBCP Gomati
  • Hospitals where tertiary eye care service available Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital
  • Hospitals where Phaco surgeries are done are as follows-
    • Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital
    • Agartala Government Medical College and Gobinda Ballab Panth Hospital
    • Rajib Gandhi Memorial Hospital
  • Hospitals where Cataract Surgery & IOL implantation facilities available
    • Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital
    • Agartala Government Medical College and Gobinda Ballab Panth Hospital
    • Rajib Gandhi Memorial Hospital
    • Tripura Sundari District Hospital
    • Kulai District Eye Hospital
    • Khowai Sub-divisional Hospital
    • Melaghar Sub-divisional Hospital
    • Sabroom Sub-divisional Hospital
    • Amarpur Sub-divisional Hospital
    • Kanchanpur Sub-divisional Hospital

    Cataract Surgery During the year 2021-22:

    District
    Apr
    May
    June
    July
    Aug
    Sept
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Total
    West
    409
     
    394
    368
    1171
    Sepahijala
    73
     
    70
    67
    210
    Khowai
    43
     
    46
    36
    125
    Gomati
    -
    06
    02
    04
    -
    -
    12
    Unakoti
    17
    -
    04
    03
    -
    -
    24
    Dhalai
    05
    -
    -
    -
    -
    05
    North Tripura
    54
    85
    55
    96
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    290
    South Tripura
    11
    19
    29
    34
    -
    93
    State Total
    612
    110
    600
    608
    1930
  • Total No. of camp=45
  • School Eye Screening During the year 2021-22:

    Particulars
    Apr
    May
    June
    July
    Aug
    Sept
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Total
    No. of Teachers Trained
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    No. of Student Screened
    684
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    684
    Refractive Error
    44
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    44
    Provided Glass (free of cost)
    37
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    37
    No. of school covered
    09
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    09

    Eye Donation:

    Months
    Eyes collected
    Eyes utilized
         
    May 2021
    -
    -