*DBCS Doda host awareness programme to observe World Sight Day 2021*

Publish Date : 20/10/2021
Doda, October 14: 
As a part of celebration of 22nd World Sight Day 2021, the District Blindness Control Society Doda on Thursday host awareness programme at ANMT School Doda. 
The programme was presided over by Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Mohd Yaqoob Mir and attended by Nodal Officer NPCB&VI Dr Saleem Ahmed, Dr Nasir Masood, Ayaz Ahmed Butt, Mohd Shafi Attu, Mohd Ashraf Zargar, Mohd Faheem Butt, Zaheer Gattu, Zeeshan Ali Tramboo, Mohd Umar Mughal, Azhar Butt besides staff and students of ANMT School Doda.
District Nodal Officer NPCB&VI Doda Dr Saleem Ahmed while speaking in the occasion, said that the main objective of observing this day is to raise public awareness on blindness and vision impairment. Dr Saleem further said that this day is considered as the most important advocacy and communication day in the eye health calendar, which aims to bring global attention to vision impairment and blindness.
Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr Mohd Yaqoob Mir also delivered lecture on the importance of World Sight Day and awared the gathering about blindness and visual impairment and also highlighted the provision of eye healthcare, adding that such kind of awareness programmes will prove beneficial in long run. 
Further CMO Doda said that health department has always been active in promoting preventive measures among the people to build a healthy and disease free society.
The speakers on the occasion laid stress for early detection and treatment of eye health problems. 
Meanwhile, a debate competition was also held on the occasion, participated by score of students of ANMT School Doda and later on momentos were distributed among them.
The day was similarly observed by all Medical Blocks viz Assar, Bhaderwah, Gandoh, Ghat and Thathri with great fervor and enthusiasm.