The National Program for Control of Blindness was created and executed in 1976 to fight and reduce blindness in people. It was totally sponsored by the government and the aim was to defeat blindness or at least reduce its prevalence from 1.4% to 0.3%. Different measures have been taken by the authorities to eliminate blindness since the birth of the program. It is estimated that blindness percentage among people will be reduced to as low as 0.3% by the year 2020.
The objective of the NPCB is to eliminate blindness by identifying and then treating it at different levels of blindness like primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Moreover, the personnel at the NPCB are trying hard to spread awareness among the people about blindness and its prevention. They have also been working on different research projects to prevent blindness. Last but not the least, NPCB has constructed different health facilities among all across India that provides the basic follow up against blindness and other eye diseases.
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