Cataract Surgeries at Free of Cost in Govt. Hospitals

Health, ,

Govt of West Bengal
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Ophthalmic Branch
Swasthya Bhawan, GN – 29,
Sector – V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 091

No: – HPH/NPCB/5’0′-1-2015-16/7/384 Date: 31/12/15


Conducting Cataract Surgeries free of cost for the patients is a mandate of the National Programme of Control of Blindness (NPCB), whether it is conducted in Govt. hospital or in the hospitals of partner NGOs.

Available eye care Services & Operations under NPCB are listed below:-

I. Cataract surgery with IOL including Phaco Emulsification with foldable lens

II. Diabetic Retinopathy

III. Childhood Blindness

IV. Keratoplasty

V. Vetreoretinal Surgery

In the Hospitals under the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal it is directed not to incur expenditures for the above operations in any heads/ programmes other than NPCB. The hospitals are not to book those expenditures from RSBY Scheme.

The partner NGOs of NPCB should not book cost of Eye surgeries against both NPCB and RSBY simultaneously .

Additional Chief Secretary
to the Govt. of West Bengal

No. NPCB/384 dated 31.12.2015, Source