YSR KANTI VELUGU Scheme 2023: The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched one of the revolutionary healthcare schemes i.e. YSR KANTI VELEGU Scheme on 10th October 2019 at Anantapur District on the occasion of “World Sight Day”. It is basically a free mass eye screening program that is going to be implemented in Andhra Pradesh in a phased manner. The first phase of this scheme was started on 10th Oct 2019. This YSR KANTI VELUGU Scheme is aimed to provide comprehensive and sustainable universal eye care to all the people of the state.
The expenditure that is estimated to be incurred in this scheme for the procurement of drugs, equipment, material, and staff is Rs.560.89 crores (Approx). This total expenditure includes 60% contribution of shares by the Government of AP and 40% shares by the Govt. of India. Through this scheme, the entire population of the state is going to be benefited.
It is one of the revolutionary schemes in the health care sector in the state. With the implementation of this scheme, the government will ensure better and healthy eyesight for all the citizens of the state. Each and every citizen will be covered under this scheme.
YSR Velugu Scheme 2023
The scheme will be implemented in various phases starting with the screening of school children of the state to providing surgeries and necessary treatment for the identified patients. This scheme will be carried forward with the help of 1,415 health officials, 160 district program officers, 42,360 ASHA workers, 62,500 teachers, 14,000 ANMs and 14,000 health department employees.
It also includes 1,145 Primary Health Centres, 195 Community Health Centres, 13 District Hospitals, 28 Area Hospitals, 11 tertiary hospitals (Including 2 regional eye hospitals), 13 district blindness control societies,115 vision centres, and 117 registered NGO hospitals.
To get all the important information about the YSR Kanti Velugu scheme you can read our article.
|Name of the scheme/ Program||YSR Velugu Scheme|
|Article Category||Govt Scheme|
|Issuing Department||Department of Health, Medical ad Family Welfare, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh|
|Type of program||Health Scheme (Mass Eye Screening Program)|
|Launch date||10th October 2019|
|Launched by||CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy|
|Phases of scheme||6|
|Current Phase||Phase III ( COMMUNITY EYE SCREENING – “AVVA-TATA” )|
|Phase III Time Period||18th March to 31st July 2020|
|Phase IV Time Period||To Be Notified|
|Phase III Target Population (60 Years & above)||56, 88,424 (Estimated)|
|No. of Beneficiary||5 crore|
|Estimated expenditure||Rs.560.89 crores (Approx.)|
YSR Kanti Velugu Scheme Action Plan- Important Dates
|Date of launch of YSR Velugu Scheme program||10th October 2019|
|Primary basic screening of school children (Phase-I)||10th October 2019 to 16th October 2019 (6 days)|
|Completion of data uploading||17th October 2019|
|Secondary screening & Prescription of Glasses (Phase- II)||1st November 2019 to 31st December 2019|
|Primary Mass Eye Screening of the community (Phase- III)||1st February 2020 to 15th February 2020|
|Secondary Mass screening & Prescription of Glasses (Phase- IV)||1st February 2020 to 31st December 2020 (11 months)|
|Surgeries for Cataract Cases in Government Hospitals & Tertiary Eye Care management at Teaching Hospitals including Regional Eye Hospitals (Phase- V)||1st February 2020 to 31st January 2022 (2 to 3 years)|
Objectives of the YSR Kanti Velugu Scheme
The main objectives of the Kanti Velugu Scheme include-
- Sustainable eye care to all 5 crore people of the state by various interventions such as organising eye screening programs, distribution of eyeglasses/ spectacles, surgeries in case of glaucoma, cataract, corneal disorders, retinopathy and other eye disorders.
- Free of cost, quality and easily accessible eye care facilities to the patients.
Strategies to achieve YSR Velugu Scheme Objectives
To achieve the aforementioned objectives of this scheme, the government has formed certain strategies. Some of these strategies are as follows-
- Eye screening of the entire pollution and providing them free primary, secondary and tertiary eye care services.
- Increasing the availability of skilled manpower.
- Including private health facilities and services and manpower for screening, training and surgeries.
- Making govt. sector health facilities better.
- Better usage of Information and communication technology at every phase of the scheme. Providing spectacles and surgeries immediately if any refractive or disorder is identified.
- Continuous monitoring and evaluation of all the activities to ensure service quality.
Phases of YSR Velugu Scheme and Concerned Staff
The scheme consists of five phases through which it will be implemented throughout the state. Check the details given in the table below about all the phases and associated official/staff-
|Phases||Title/ Name of the phase||Concerned Staff|
|A Phase- I||Primary basic screening of school children||Teachers, ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) & ANMs & other Staff under Department in coordination with line Departments|
|A Phase-II||Secondary Screening & Prescription of Glasses||Govt. Institutions, Vision Centers, and New PMOOs NGOs|
|B Phase- III||Primary Mass Eye Screening of the community||Village Volunteers, ASHA, ANM & other Staff under Department in coordination with line Departments.|
|B Phase- V||Secondary Mass screening & Prescription of Glasses||Government Institutions, Vision Centers, PMOOs, and NGOs|
|B Phase- VI||Surgeries for Cataract Cases in Government Hospitals & Tertiary Eye Care management at Teaching Hospitals including Regional Eye Hospitals||Government Institutions & Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)|
Phase I- Primary basic screening of school children
Phase I was started on 10th October 2019 and completed on 15th October 2019. It basically started with the screening of school children. For the implementation of the program, the concerned officials coordinated School Education Department at the District level, Mandal level, and school level.
Phase I district action plan consisted of a Training action plan, a Logistic plan for the supply of screening material/ equipment, and lastly the monitoring and supervision plan. Phase II also have been completed. Check the statistics collected on the basis of Phase II given as under-
|Normal||2,41,033 (55.36 %)|
|Prescribed Spectacles||1,48,058 (34.00%)|
|Prescribed Spectacles and referred||4727 (1.09%)|
Have a look at the process and all the details related to preliminary screening given as under-
- There are a total of 62,459 schools (Both Govt. and private) with 70,41,988 children in the state as per the Commissioner of School Education, Government of AP.
- Phase I include a screening of all these school children for identification of any kind of defect in the vision.
- Primary screening is carried out at all the schools by the Preliminary screening teams with the help of school teachers and staff.
- Each Preliminary screening team includes one Public Health staff (PHS) and an ASHA worker. For this purpose, the public health staff mainly includes MPHS(M), MPHS(F), MPHA(M), MPHEO, CHO, APMO, PHN(NT), DPMO
- For Urban areas, the preliminary screening team consist of one PHS and one urban ASHA. If adequate public health staff is not available then the services of Nursing students, ANM can provide their services.
- For this scheme, RBSK staff and vehicles can also be used for urban areas.
- Each screening team have to screen around 200-250 students per day.
- All the screening teams have been trained for conducting the preliminary screening.
- These teams have been provided material/ equipment for screening and data sheets for noting down the screening result.
- Preliminary screening was carried out for 5 days i.e. from 10th October 2019 to 16th October 2019. (excluding 2nd Saturday and Sunday)
- The date sheets indicate the Name of the school and code, the Name of the student, the Name of the PHC, the Student’s Aadhar Number and a column for screening results.
- After the completion of screening, preliminary screening teams handed over the data sheets to the concerned ANMs. ANMs then upload this data through tablets provided to them or via desktops at PHCs.
YSR Velugu Uploading of Data
After collecting the screening data, Preliminary Screening Teams have to submit the data to the respective ANMs. Then ANMs have to upload this data online. The procedure of uploading the screening data is shared as under-
- Visit the official website of the YSR Kanti Velugu Scheme i.e. http://drysrkv.ap.gov.in.
- On the homepage, click on the “ANM LOGIN” tab.
- The login page appears. Enter the user name i.e. Aadhaar no. and password i.e. mobile no. Click on login button.
- Enter the id of the student and click on get Student details.
- Student details will appear.
- Submit the data by clicking on submit button.
This date uploaded by ANMs shall be further uploaded on a daily basis by the concerned Medical Officers. For this purpose, the daily report format is available in the PHC login.
Steps for Phase III New Login
- At first, applicants have to open the official portal of YSR Kanti Velugu.
- On the homepage, aspirants need to click on the “Phase III New Login” button present on the menu bar.
- On the new tab, a login page will be displayed.
- Enter your info such as username and password.
- Finally, you can, view your details.
YSR Velugu Scheme FAQs
The scheme is aimed to provide sustainable and comprehensive eye care to all the citizens of the state.
The current phase is Phase III i.e. Community Eye Screening.
The estimated budget of this scheme will be Approximately Rs.560.89 Crores of which 60% contribution of Govt. of AP and 40% will be of the Central Govt.
No, the YSR Kanti Velugu scheme is only applicable to the citizens of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
PMOOs are the Para Medical Ophthalmic Officers associated with various phases of the scheme.
Yes, the screening, prescription, and other benefits covered under this scheme will be provided free of cost to the citizens. No fee will be charged from them.
District Task Force
The screening data is collected by the appointed screening teams.
Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare and Mission Director, National Health Mission,
2nd Floor, B-Block, Himagna Towers,
D.No.189, LIC Colony Adda Road, Saipuram Colony, Road One Center,
Gollapudi, Vijayawada Rural, Krishna Dt.
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