Refresher Course for Paramedical Ophthalmic Assistants

Port Blair
6 Apr 2018

Under National Programme for Control of Blindness, a 5 day Refresher Training Programme on Ophthalmic Technique and Procedure for Paramedical Ophthalmic Assistants was arranged at Port Blair from 26th, Match 2018. 9 Paramedical Ophthalmic Assistants from PHC Campbell Bay, PHC Baratang, CHC Rangat, PHC Billiground, PHC Garacharma, PHC Manglutan, PHC Tushnabad, PHC Wimberlygunj and CHC Bambooflat attended the training. They are sensitized for the duty chart of Paramedical Ophthalmic Assistant under the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment promulgated in 1992 through Ophthalmology Section, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. They are now trained to make cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma records and early diagnosis and prevention of these diseases. They are also sensitized to make training module for Paramedical Health Workers.