as An Apex Organisation
Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences has been recognized
Apex Organisation by the Government of India under the National
Programme for the Control of Blindness. This programme was launched
in 1976 to combat blindness problem in India with the objectives
Intensification of educational efforts on eye health care through
media of mass communication and extensive education methods.
Extension of eye care services through mobile units to restore
sight and relieve eye ailments by adopting an eye camp approach.
Establishment of permanent facilities for eye health care as
an integral part of general health services.
also assists the Ministry of Health in short term and long term
planning and evaluation of the programme. It undertakes and
plans epidemiological investigations and provides technical
leadership to the entire nation.