International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Procurement and Supply Chain Management | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Telangana Kanti Velugu 2023: Universal Access for Eye Screening and Provision of Quality Spectacles for Millions - A Case Study in Effective Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Cost Effectiveness by TSMSIDC & CHFW, DoHMFW, Govt. of Telangana India

K. Chandrasekhar Reddy [6] | K. Koutilya | Dr. V. Rambabu Naik

Abstract: A large percentage of vision impairments is avoidable and can be addressed with a simple pair of glasses or a cataract surgery, but people, particularly among women and the elderly, tend to live with these eye problems or postpone it until it's too late. To address the same, the Government of Telangana, India, has launched an initiative called "Kanti Velugu" with a vision of building "Avoidable Blindness Free Telangana". This initiative, proposed by the Hon'ble CM himself, is first-of-its-kind in India. It revolves around universal eye screening, providing reading glasses and medicines on the spot, prescription glasses within 30 days and arranging for surgeries or other forms of treatments. Also, it is intended to create awareness about eye care and the prevention of severe eye diseases. This case study focuses on highlighting some of the best practices employed by TSMSIDC and other stakeholders for seamless supply chain management leading to a successful implementation of the Kanti Velugu 2023 program for 100 days. As this is a time-bound program, it is vital to ensure that required spectacles, equipment and other essentials are available at all KV camps throughout the 100 days. The key aspects emphasised throughout the paper are planning, procurement, distribution, monitoring, cost savings, etc., for ensuring efficient and effective delivery of services to the public free of cost.

Keywords: Avoidable Blindness, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Cost effectiveness, Turnaround time (TAT), Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract (CAMC)

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1534 - 1544

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