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    More than 80 lakh people screened and 13.7 lakh spectacles distributed through ‘Kanti Velugu’ program.

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    The State government of Hyderabad has implemented the ‘KantiVelugu’ programme to prevent treatable blindness. The Health department officials have screened over 80 lakh people across the State and identified 13.70 lakh individuals with visual problems. These individuals have been given free spectacles and medicines. The beneficiaries have expressed their gratitude as this has saved thousands of rupees for poor middle-class families who can now access government medical care.

    The KantiVelugu scheme was launched with the aim of providing health for all. The programme is being conducted for 100 days from January 19 to June 15. The administration has made elaborate arrangements in districts to ensure the success of the programme. District collectors, Medical and Health staff, and officials of various departments have been running the KantiVelugu camps.

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    The figures recorded in the camps show that in all districts, more people were troubled by not being able to see closely. Many individuals aged over 40 came to camps with short-sight and were provided with reading glasses immediately. Besides, vitamin A, D, and B complex tablets are being distributed to many people who are coming with eye problems. People aged above 50 were found mostly suffering from cataract. Information about the treatment time for those who need surgery is being provided through mobile phones. Doctors are giving advice and instructions to those who had already completed surgery and are suffering from other problems.

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    To mark International Women’s Day, the government had made arrangements to conduct free medical check-ups for women at health centres. Necessary tests were conducted for women in eight categories, and arrangements were made to provide free follow-up treatment to those diagnosed with diseases. The government launched 100 Arogya Mahila Kendras in the State. Every Tuesday, women are being tested at the centres, and measures are taken to provide further treatment.

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    Basic diagnostic, cancer screening, micronutrient deficiencies, urinary tract infections, PID, PCOS, family planning, menstrual problems, menopause management, sexually-transmitted diseases, and body weight issues are being tested at these centres.

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    Rajesh M
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