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India to tweak definition of blindness to meet WHO stipulation


India to tweak definition of blindness to meet WHO stipulation

New Delhi: The government is set to change a four-decade-old definition of blindness to bring it in line with the WHO criteria and ensure the Indian data on blindness meets the global estimates.

As defined under the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), a person unable to count fingers from a distance of six metres is categorised as “blind” in India, against the WHO’s stipulation of three metres.




Source: PTI
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