World Sight Day observed

TEZU, Oct 10: World Sight Day (WSD) was observed at Indira Gandhi Government College (IGGC) here in Lohit district on Thursday.
Addressing the function, DMO Dr Sajinglu Chai Pul informed the students about the government’s programmes and the health department’s initiatives in the district, highlighting the Ayushman Bharat programme, the PM’s Jan Aarogya Yojana and the CM’s Aarogya Arunachal Yojana. She also emphasized on the importance of general healthcare, particularly eye care.
Informing that ‘Vision first’ is the theme of this year’s WSD, eye specialist Dr Chowdim Tayang made a PowerPoint presentation on various issues relating to acquired blindness, congenital blindness, treatment of blindness, and rehabilitation of the blind.
Informing the students that “one-fourth of the world’s blind people are in India,” Dr Tayang urged them to take proper care of their eyes, emphasizing on eating foods containing nutrients that promote healthy vision.
IGGC Principal (in-charge), Dr K Rajendra Babu, cautioned the students against excessive concentration on mobile and television screens, saying it may be harmful to their vision.
Faculty member Dr MK Jana also spoke.