India provides monetary help to Nepal for eye care programme

India will provide grant assistance worth three crore and 39 lakh nepali rupees for eye care programme in Nepal.

A memoramdum of understanding has been signed between the Indian Embassy and Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, an NGO for providing the Indian assistance.

The assistance will cover the cost of conducting 15,000 cataract surgeries through mobile screening camps in the country.

Indian government has been providing assistance to the Sangh for eye care programme in Nepal as part of the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Programme since 2001.

Under the programme, over one lakh people have so far been cured of cataract and trachoma and optical devices, spectacles have been distributed to over 37,000 school going children.

A mobile eye care van duly fitted with ophthalmic equipment was also gifted to Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh for implementation of the programme in 2009.

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