YSR Kanti Velugu scheme - Main Motives, Strategies, Phases and Key Points
The YSR Kanti Velugu scheme was launched by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. This scheme was one of the revolutionary healthcare schemes that started on 10th October 2019 at the occasion of “World Sight Day” from Anantapura District on. The scheme is basically a free mass eye screening program that was implanted in different phases by the Andhra Pradesh government. The main motive of the scheme is to provide comprehensive as well as sustainable universal eye care to the people of the state.
The expenditure for the procurement of drugs, equipment, material as well as other staff is approximately Rs.560.89 crores. This scheme's expenditure is divided as the 60% contribution of expenditure is by the Government of AP and 40% shares are given by the Govt. of India. This scheme will benefit all the people who are living in Andhra Pradesh. At present 3rd phase of the YSR Kanti Velegu Scheme is in process. The YSR Kanti Velegu Scheme implemented in various phases that phases start from the screening of school children of the state to provide surgeries and necessary treatment for the recognized patients. The scheme is in progress with the help of 1,415 health officials, 160 district programmer officers, 42,360 ASHA staff, 62,500 teachers, 14,000 ANMs as well as 14,000 health department employees.
The Main Motive of YSR Kanti Velugu Scheme
The main motives of Kanti Velugu Scheme are mentioned below-
To provide comprehensive as well as sustainable universal eye care to the 5 crore people of the state.
It may include various interventions that are organizing eye screening programs, distribution of eyeglasses and spectacles, surgeries in case of glaucoma, cataract, corneal disorders, and retinopathy as well as other eye disorders.
To provide quality and easily accessible eye care facilities to needy patients with zero cost.
Strategies to Attain Motives
There are a lot of strategies made by the government of Andhra [Pradesh to achieve the aforementioned objectives of this scheme. Some strategies among them are mentioned below-
To do eye screening of all the people as well as to provide them free primary, secondary, and tertiary eye care facilities.
To increase the availability of expert manpower.
It may also include private health facilities as well as manpower for screening, training, and other main surgeries.
It helps to make government health facilities better.
This scheme has used Information and communication technology in its every phase very carefully and in an excellent way.
To provide spectacles, surgeries quickly if any refractive or disarray is recognized.
To ensure the quality, continuous monitoring, and evaluation activities are performed.
Phases of YSR Velugu Scheme and Concerned Staff
This scheme consists of 5 different phases through which this scheme is implemented throughout the state. All the phases have associated with the official staff. All the details about phases are given below-
Title of the phase
Primary screening of students
Teachers, Staff of ASHA and other departmental staffs
A Phase – 2
Secondary screening and providing glasses
Government institutions, New PMOOs NGOs and Vision centers
B Phase – 3
Primary level eye screening of community
Village volunteers, staff from ASHA, ANM and other departmental staffs
B Phase – 4
Secondary mass screening and providing glasses
Government institutes, NGOs, Vision centers
B Phase – 5
Cataract surgeries in government as well as tertiary eye hospital that includes regional eye hospitals
government institutes and non-government institutes
All the facilities related to eye care will be provided to the people of the state as well as the estimated budget for all the activities are Rs 560.88 crore.
The first phase was in process till October 16, 2019, in this phase over 70 lakh students received primary basic screening by Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), teachers, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) as well as other staff members.
The second phase of the scheme was launched on 1 November 2019 and it was in process for 2 months. In this phase children who are suffering from vision defects provided with advanced treatment.
The third phase of the scheme was launched on 1 February 2020 and in this phase, the state government will provide primary eye services to 1 crore people of its state.
Phase I - Primary screening of school students
Phase 1 of the YSR Kanti Velegu Scheme was started from 10th October 2019 and this phase was ended on 15th October 2019. This phase was basically started with the aim to do a screening of school children. For the implementation of all the program and phase successfully concerned officials coordinated the School Education Department at District level, Mandal level as well as school level. This phase consists of the Training action plan, a Logistic plan for the supply of screening material and equipment as well as at last the monitoring and supervision plan.
After the completion of phase 1, phase 2 was launched and this phase was also completed now. Here is mentioned all the data collected from phase 2.
2, 41,033 (55.36 %)
1, 48,058 (34.00%)
Prescribed Spectacles and referred
The Govt. and private schools in the state are total 62,459 and they have about 70, 41,988 children as per the Commissioner of School Education, Government of AP.
- Phase I comprises screening o all the school students at the primary level as well as a screening of all the school children to identify any kind of defect in the vision.
- The primary level screening was carried out at all the schools with the help of school teachers as well as staff.
- In each team of the Preliminary screening includes one Public Health staff (PHS) as well as an ASHA worker. For this point, the public health staff mainly includes MPHS (F), MPHA (M), MPHS (M), MPHEO, CHO, APMO, PHN (NT), and DPMO.
- In the urban areas for the screening, the team consists of one PHS, as well as one urban ASHA. If the health service is not sufficient then Nursing students, ANM can provide their services.
- If the public health staff is not adequate then RBSK staff, as well as vehicles, can be used for urban areas.
- Each team that is going to do a screening of the students must screen around 200-250 students per day.
- All the teams who are doing screening are successfully trained to conduct a preliminary screening
- These teams are given sufficient equipment and materials that are used for screening as well as a data sheet to note down the result of the screening.
- The primary screening of the students was done by the experts within 5 days from 10th October 2019 to 16th October 2019.
- In the datasheet name of the school and code, the name of the student and Name of the PHC, Student’s Aadhar Number are mentioned and a column is made to note down the result of the screening.
- After the completion of the entire process of the screening, the datasheet with all the records would be handed over to the concerned ANMs by the preliminary screening teams.
YSR Velugu Uploading of Data
After collecting all the data by the Preliminary Screening, they submit the data to the respective ANMs. Then ANMs have the responsibility to upload this data online. The process to upload the data online is shared below:
1. At the first visit to the official site of YSR Kanti Velugu Scheme that is http://drysrkv.ap.gov.in.
2. After visiting on the site click on the “ANM LOGIN” tab that was appearing on the homepage.
3. After this login page appears on your screen. Now enter the user name i.e. Aadhaar no. as well as password and click on login button.
4. Now enter the id of student and then click on get Student details.
5. Student details will appear on your screen.
6. Now click on the submit button to submit the data.
7. This date that was uploaded by ANMs will be further uploaded on a daily basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the main motive of the Scheme?
This scheme is basically aimed to provide sustainable as well as comprehensive eye care to all the people of the state.
Q. Which phase of the scheme is currently in process?
At present Phase III is in process. In this process, Community Eye Screening will be done.
Q. What is the estimated amount of expenditure for this scheme?
The estimated amount of this scheme is approximately Rs.560.89 Crores and in this 60% of shares are of Govt. of AP and 40% shares are of Central Govt.
Q. Is this scheme is in the process any other state or applicable to other states?
No, the YSR Kanti Velugu scheme is in the process only Andhra Pradesh and only citizens of Andhra Pradesh can take benefit of this scheme.
Q. What is the full form of PMOOs?
PMOOs stand for Para Medical Ophthalmic Officers that are associated with various phases of the scheme.
Q. Is any cost is charged for eye check-up or screening under this scheme?
No, there is no cost for the screening, prescription as well as other benefits covered under this scheme. No fee will be charged from the people.
Q. Who takes care of all the activities and programs that are going as per the action plans?
District Task Force takes care of all the activities.
Q. Who collects the data after screening?
The screening data is composed of the appointed preliminary screening teams.