LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) here today opened an Indian Oil Centre for Rural Eye Health with an aim to provide solutions to visual impairment in rural Odisha.
Indian Oil Corporation had offered an assistance of Rs 2 crore to LVPEI as part of its CSR contribution for setting up the ?Indian Oil Centre for Rural Eye Health?, a release from the institute said.
The MOU was signed between IOCL and LVPEI, Bhubaneswar in March last year and the Centre was inaugurated today by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, it said.
Indian Oil-(LVPEI) Center for Rural Eye Health (CREH) located at the LVPEI Bhubaneswar campus is designed to provide solutions to visual impairment in rural Odisha.
This centre will coordinate with the secondary and primary eye care centers under the LVPEI Community Eye Health and Outreach services. Community outreach program extends the traditional individual patient-based clinical practice of Ophthalmology to the assessment & facilitation of good eye health in the population as a whole, it said.
The principle of community eye health is to apply the knowledge of eye care to the community to reduce blindness and visual impairment.
Indian Oil CREH will work on the collected data from Secondary centres to create District level Quality Eye Care protocols, organise district school screening program and finally visual impairment surveys in a systematic way. Working in collaboration with Odisha Government and other like-minded eye care providers, Indian Oil Centre for Rural Eye Health envisages creating Odisha Vision Atlas that will help in program planning of quality eye care in Odisha.
Courtesy : PTI