Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched the West Bengal Chokher Alo Scheme on 5 Jan 2021 to provide free of cost eye treatment and spectacles to the senior citizens of the state. Under this scheme along with the free-of-cost eye treatment, the cataract operation will also be done free of cost. In this article today we will share with you all the important information related to the West Bengal Chokher Alo Scheme 2023 such as the objective of the scheme, the benefits, and eligibility under this scheme. Along with that, we will share with you all the application procedures to apply under this scheme
About WB Chokher Alo Scheme
The main aim of the WB Chokher Alo Scheme is to provide free-of-cost eye treatment to senior citizens. Along with that, this scheme will also ensure cataract surgeries for senior citizens. The chief minister of West Bengal has launched this scheme with the aim of eyes for all by 2025 and also set the target to operate cataracts of at least 20 lakh senior citizens. West Bengal government will also provide free spectacles to around 8.25 lakh aged people who have undergone Cataract surgery. After the Duare Duare Paschim Banga Sarkar and Paray Paray Samadhan, this is another great scheme which has been launched for the citizen of the West Bengal
Objective Of WB Chokher Alo Scheme
There are many senior citizens in the state of West Bengal who due to their weak financial condition are not able to take regular eye check-ups and this results in the weakness of their eyesight on a continuous basis. By keeping this in mind the chief minister of West Bengal has launched WB Chokher Alo Scheme. Under this scheme, free-of-cost eye treatment and cataract operations will be provided to the senior citizens of the state. Along with that, the government will also provide free spectacles to various aged people who have undergone cataract surgery.
Details Of West Bengal Chokher Alo Scheme
|Name of the Scheme||West Bengal Chokher Alo Scheme|
|Launched By||Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee|
|Launched Date||5 January 2021|
|Objective||To provide free of cost eye treatment|
|Benefits||To ensure target of cataract surgeries for at least 20 lakh senior citizens|
|Number Of Beneficiaries||Cataract Surgeries- target of 20 lakhs senior citizen Free Spectacles- 8.25 lakhs aged people|
|Mode of Application||Not yet declared|
Free Eye Treatment Under WB Chokher Alo Scheme
As we told you above under WB Chokher Alo Scheme the free-of-cost eye treatment will be provided to all the senior citizens of the state. and the target has been set by the government for cataract surgery for at least 20 lakh senior citizens. The main aim of this scheme is to ensure eyes for all by 2025. Along with that, the free cost spectacles will be provided to 8.25 lakh elderly people. Along with that, the state government of West Bengal will also conduct the free cost eye test for 10 lakh students out of which 4 lakhs will get free spectacles. In addition to them, the Anganwadi workers will also get the opportunities to have they’re free of cost eye checkups. The government has arranged 300 doctors and 400 optometry technicians for the better implementation of the WB Chokher Alo Scheme
Phase 1st Of Chokher Alo Scheme
The first phase of the WB Chokher Alo Scheme has been started from 5th January 2021. under the first phase of the scheme around 1200 gram panchayats and 120 primary Health, centers are covered. Along with that, this chief minister has also inaugurated an advanced trauma care facility hospital that is equipped with modern infrastructures and facilities. There are a total of 10 crore units that have 20 beds, 2 operation theatres, and 10 beds recovery room. Along with that, there are Orthopedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons for emergency cases.
Features & Benefits Under WB Chokher Alo Scheme
- The scheme was launched by the CM Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal on 5 January 2021.
- Under this scheme free of cost eye treatment will be provided to the senior citizens.
- Along with that West Bengal Chokher Alo scheme will also ensure cataract surgeries for senior citizens.
- The government will also provide spectacles to around 8.25 lakh elderly people
- The state government of West Bengal will conduct eye tests for 10 lakh students out of which 4 lakhs will get free of cost spectacles.
- under the first phase of this scheme around 1200 gram panchayats and 120 primary health, centers will be covered
- The Chief Minister will inaugurate and advanced trauma care facilities center
- It will be equipped with modern infrastructures and facilities.
- An applicant must be a permanent resident of West Bengal
- He or she must be a senior citizen
- An applicant must be an Anganwadi worker or the Student of the state
- Aadhar card
- Voter ID card
- Address proof
- Mobile number
- Passport size photograph
Process To Apply For WB Chokher Alo Scheme
All the interested applicants who want to apply under the West Bengal Chokher Alo Scheme will have to wait for some time as the government has just launched the scheme. Still, there is no announcement of an application procedure under this scheme. As soon as the government will announce the application procedure to apply under the scheme we will update you through our article. Until then if you have any question or query related to Chokher Alo Scheme can ask us in the comment box given below.
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