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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Launches Asha Kirana Eye Care Scheme

Published on February 20, 2024
Current Context: The ‘Asha Kirana-eye care at your doorstep’ scheme was launched by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on February 18, 2024.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Launches Asha Kirana Eye Care Scheme
  • This initiative, under the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI), aims to provide comprehensive eye care services to individuals across all age groups.
  • Health personnel and ASHA workers conduct primary eye checkups at homes, refer those identified with eye problems to the primary health centre (PHC) for secondary screening, provide free spectacles, and perform cataract surgeries free of cost for the identified beneficiaries.
  • The scheme has been successfully implemented in eight districts in two phases.


Q.1 Who launched the ‘Asha Kirana-eye care at your doorstep’ scheme?
a. Siddaramaiah
b. Narendra Modi
c. Mamata Banerjee
d. Arvind Kejriwal
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