Award for KIDROP
KIDROP (Karnataka Internet Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity), a tele-opthalmology programme started by the National Rural Health Mission in the State, and the Narayana Nethralaya, has been conferred with the Public Choice Award† for “Innovation in Healthcare through PPP,” for its premature infant blindness preventation campaign.
The awards were given at the e-India awards function in Hyderabad. KIDROP, in 2009, became the first organisation in the country to make efforts to combat infant blindness.
With over 18 districts covered, and a State-wide expansion plan in progress, over 26,000 infant imaging sessions and over 800 vision saving treatments have been performed on premature infants at rural outreach centres, free of cost.