Number Receiving Services
Since the start of the programme, more than 10,000 preterm babies have been screened and more than 300 have been treated. More than 600 paediatricians and almost 600 nurses have been trained using the Quality Improvement materials and approaches; 22 ophthalmologists were trained to screen for ROP and five ophthalmologists can now treat ROP using laser.
Several States have taken steps to scale up services to other districts, some new States have shown commitment to start programmes.
By the end of June 2019, the number of districts delivering services has increased from 22 in four States to 30 Districts in six States.
The ROP screening programme has had huge outreach in local communities