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Free spectacles for children
Published on 10 Jun. 2011 11:59 PM IST
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Under the programme of National Blindness Control Programme (NBCP), the health and family welfare gave away free 100 spectacles to school children having refractive errors, after eye screening at in Tuensang district.
Speaking at the distribution function recently, Dr. Thanghoi Lam Deputy Chief Medical Officer urged teachers to take keen interest on any students who showed signs of refractive errors and report to the nearest health centers where eye screening is done.
He also said that blindness is a disease and out of which 80 % is preventable.

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