Maharashtra to give free spectacles to school students
Maharashtra to give free spectacles to school students (Representational Image)
The Maharashtra government will provide free spectacles for all school students aged between 6-18 years, an official said in Mumbai on Wednesday. The project will cost Rs 20 crore plus a recurring expenditure of around Rs 5 crore per annum. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The official said that as per the central government's Rashtriya Bal Swasthaya Programme, all school students undergo a health checkup every year.
This year, 1,195 medical teams on the job found that the incidence of visual problems has increased significantly among the school students, the official said.