The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation’s Tirunelveli Division organised a eye camp here on Saturday.
Though it organises similar camp once in every six months in all the sixteen branches under its jurisdiction, the special camp was organised at its workshop premises at Vannarpet as part of the ‘Road Safety Week’ celebrations.
Around 200 drivers were screened by a team of doctors from Dr. Agarawal’s Eye Hospital.
“Based on the screening held for vision, glaucoma, colour vision and other ailments, the drivers requiring ophthalmic intervention will be given appropriate assistance that includes cataract surgery, wearing of spectacles etc.,” said General Manager, TNSTC, Tirunelveli Division, S. Murugan, who inaugurated the camp.
He also informed that the road safety awareness classes were being conducted in schools and the colleges across the district as per the instruction of Collector C. Samayamurthy to sensitize the students on the need for following road safety norms.
A specially designed bus is being used for this campaign.
“As bike riders cause more than 45 per cent of the accidents, college students, who usually drive their two-wheelers at high speed, are being sensitized through awareness lectures, photographs, video clippings, power point presentations etc. We’ll cover all the colleges in the district before December-end,” Mr. Murugan said.