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National Programme on Control of Blindness:

  • The National Programme on Control of Blindness has been implemented in India specifically to reduce the prevalence from 14 blind persons per 1000 population to 3 per 1000 population.

  • In Tamil Nadu, at present the prevalence of Blind persons is 2 per 1000.  

  • The Programme has been implemented and headed by The Project Director, National Programme on Control of Blindness, New Delhi. 

  • The Director of Medical Education is the Co-coordinator of the programme at the State level and the respective Joint Director of Health Services of the Districts are implementing the programme in the Districts.

Aids Control Programme:

  • The Aids Control Programme has been headed and implemented by The Project Officer, State Aids Control Society, Chennai 8 in the State. 

  • The Director of Medical Education is the Co-coordinator, at the state level for monitoring and implementing the programme and the Joint Director of Health Services of the Districts in their respective districts.

Master Health Check-up Scheme:

  • This scheme has been introduced in the Medical College Hospitals and in the Government Head Quarters Hospitals of the all the Districts in the State as per G.O.Ms.No.341 Health Dated 2.7.1999 by the State Government. 

  • The main aim of this scheme is to do a complete master health check-up of those willing people by collecting a nominal fee of Rs.250/- per head and at free of cost  for those people who are below the poverty       line.   

Mental Health Pprogramme: Trichy:

  • With a view to provide Mental Health Care Delivery, to the rural people, the Government of  India have sanctioned National  Mental Health Programme at Trichy.


  • Under this programme, Mental Health Team consisting of Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Social Workers, Nurses, Driver, MBA, Statistical Assistant was formed.</FO