National Ophthalmic Health Policy, 2017 introduced

Posted on: May 18, 2017 | views: 241

The government has brought the National Ophthalmic Health Policy, 2017 for enhancing the quality of and expanding ophthalmic health services in the country.

Today's meeting of the Council of Ministers passed the policy which was presented by the Ministry of Health. It is stated that ophthalmic health services would be accessible to all the citizens, the quality of eye care services would be enhanced and the access to education and rehabilitation would be eased for the blind.

The objective of the policy is to minimize blindness by ensuring the availability of specialist ophthalmic services employing the available means and resources through partnership between the government and other sides in line with the government's policy of universal access to health care, according to Pratap Poudel, advisor to the Health Minister Gagan Thapa.