YSR Kanti Velugu
The ‘YSR Kanti Velugu’ (eye screening), scheme is a program to take up comprehensive eye screening for entire State population. The government will bear the entire cost from preliminary eye check-up to surgeries wherever required for the entire 5.40 crore population.
Benefits to the citizens
The residents benefit from a free mass eye screening program taken up by the Andhra Pradesh government in a phased manner. The scheme is aimed to provide comprehensive and sustainable universal eye care to all the people of the state.
All residents of Andhra Pradesh.
The programme is being implemented in six phases over a period of two-and-a- half-years on a mission mode. After completing the first and second phases successfully, the government decided to conduct eye screening for the people aged over 60 years in the third phase.
How to apply
This is a state led implemented scheme which will be launched and implemented in various phases.
Whom to contact (implementation agency at the state/district level)
Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare.
To know more about the scheme, click here.