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 2020-21:

    District
    Apr
    May
    June
    July
    Aug
    Sept
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Total
    West
    -
    106 
    300 
    235 
    181
    112
    144
    393
    628
    499
    537
    -
    3135
    Gomati
    -
    -
    06
    -
    -
    05
    01
    12
    -
    02
    03
    -
    29
    Unakoti
    -
    -
    01
    -
    04
    03
    -
    08
    10
    12
    -
    -
    38
    Dhalai
    -
    -
    -
    -
    04
    03
    -
    07
    54
    28
    45
    -
    141
    North Tripura
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    South Tripura
    -
    -
    12
    16
    -
    175
    18
    18
    26
    22
    26
    -
    313
    State Total
    -
    106
    319
    251
    189
    298
    163
    438
    718
    563
    611
    -
    3656
  • Total No. of camp=11
  • School Eye Screening During the year 2020-21:

    Particulars
    Apr
    May
    June
    July
    Aug
    Sept
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Total
    No. of Teachers Trained
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    No. of Student Screened
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    226
    3376
    -
    3602
    Refractive Error
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    10
    62
    -
    72
    Provided Glass (free of cost)
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    05
    30
    -
    35
    No. of school covered
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    -
    03
    28
    -
    31

    Tele- Ophthalmology:

    Months Active centre Patients Refraction Glass Prescribed Ref. to IGM Hospital
    April 2020 to February 2021
    44
    27492
    10331
    6616
    1140

    Eye Donation:

    Months
    Eyes collected
    Eyes utilized
    February 2021
    04
    04