Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday stressed the need to devise a multi-pronged strategy for strengthening eye care.

Inaugurating ‘IIRSI 2018’, the annual convention of the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI), he said the government had drawn a number of strategies to ensure the effectiveness of the National Programme for Control of Blindness.

He said people should be encouraged to voluntarily pledge eye donation.

A book authored by Amar Agarwal, secretary general of IIRSI, was released on the occasion.

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