New Joint Secretary for NPCB & VI
Shri Vishal Chauhan IAS has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He is 1988 batch IAS officer of Sikkim cadre.
His key focus areas would be blindness control, non communicable disease, chronic kidney disease, nation program on mental health, deafness control, oral health, palliative care, rare disease and related institutes like NIMHANS etc.
CEO, VISION 2020 INDIA, Mr Phanindra Babu Nukella met the Joint Secretary recently to apprise him of the work VISION 2020 INDIA is doing.
Guidelines for eye hospitals during COVID-19
We have collated suggested guidelines developed by the government and some of our member eye hospitals on different aspects of managing an eye hospital during COVID-19 and post lockdown.
Guidelines from Ministry of Health and Family Welafre, Government of India
Guidelines From LVPEI
Guidelines from other member eye hospitals
Vision Centres opened
Vision Centres opened to reach primary eye care
In quarter January – March2021, eight vision centres by our member organisations was inaugurated to provide eye care at primary level. All these centres are located in northern India. These vision centres are supported by some of our founder members.
On 4 January, Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in central India opened two vision centres in (Akodia and Bercha) Shajapur District. This was in partnership with CBM.
Sadguru Netra Chikitsalalya, Chitrakoot inaugurated its 65th vision center at Mauranipur, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It is supported by SEVA, TOMS and on 22 March 2021 opened 3 more vision centres in Prayagraj District ( Koraon, Karchana and Meja Road) of Uttar Pradesh. This was with support of Mission for Vision and Wen Giving Foundation.
Sitapur Eye Hospital, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh opened two vision centers at Tambaur,Sitapur district and Rampur, Mathura District. This was in collaboration with CBM and Standard Charted Bank and Sandi vision center in Hardoi district, Uttar Pradesh partnering with CBM.
On 23 March Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital, Bihar opened its 12th vision center at Palliganj, Patna, Bihar. Charity Vision supported this initiative.
Gomabai Eye Hospital, Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh inaugurated their two vision centers in Pratapgarh district in neighbouring Rajasthan. This was with support from Sightsavers. Mr R N Mohanty, CEO, Sightsavers; Mr Prasanna Kumar, Ms Archana and Mr Amaresh participated in the inauguration.
Award for Dr Ravindran
Congratulations to Dr RD Ravindran
Dr. R.D. Ravindran, Chairman, Aravind Eye Care System was presented with the FICCI Healthcare Quality Award for Beacon of Excellence with affordable healthcare at the 13th TANCARE Conference held on March 20, 2021 at Madurai.