Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (Localwire): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday flagged off a mobile eye diagnostic van ‘Pashyantu’ here.
The van launched as a joint initiative of LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) aims to provide better eye care at the doorsteps of the people.
It will cover every LVPEI Odisha Secondary Eye Care Centre at Keonjhar, Rajgangpur, Rayagada and Berhampur twice a month.
The services will come to the aid of the patients suffering from major eye ailments like glaucoma, which need specialized treatment and diagnostic tests.
Pashyantu is likely to benefit more than 12,000people. At least 48,000 hospital visits across all the centers are also expected every year.