Gurgaon: A bus christened as `Drishtirath` equipped with eye examination equipment, medicines and spectacles would criss-cross villages across north India to check refractive errors and provide all necessary assistance on the spot to the weaker sections. The project is an initiative of Niramaya, an NGO. Of total nearly 24 million world blind population, nearly one third (18 million) are in India, the NGO president T N Ahooja told reporters here. People getting blind due to refractive error (an eye disorder in which people gradually lose vision) accounts for three million in the country, he said.
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