This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-1, 2019
Area
Ocular Trauma
Author
Dr. Shreya Shah
Co-authors
Dr. Mehul Shah
Org/Univ
Drashti Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Dahod, Gujarat, India
Pub. Date
10 January, 2019
Paper ID
V5I1-1151
Publisher
Keywords
Ocular injuries, PM Ujjawala Yojana, Wooden stick

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. Shreya Shah, Dr. Mehul Shah. Impact of Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana on ocular trauma in the tribal belt of India, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. Shreya Shah, Dr. Mehul Shah (2019). Impact of Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana on ocular trauma in the tribal belt of India. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. Shreya Shah, Dr. Mehul Shah. "Impact of Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana on ocular trauma in the tribal belt of India." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.1 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

We wanted to study the impact of Ujjwala yojana on ocular injuries caused by the use of wooden sticks during cooking. This is a retrospective cohort study. We retrieved the data from the electronic medical record (EMR) of ocular injuries caused by the use of wooden sticks during cooking before and after launching of Pradhanmantri Ujjwala yojana, a government of India flagship program, in which free LPG connections are given to below poverty line (BPL) families. We collected the data regarding ocular injuries caused by the use of wooden sticks during cooking. During our study, period 8,17,336 new LPG connections were provided under this scheme in the study population. We enrolled 3261 ocular injury cases; of which, 171 (5.3%) eyes were found to have ocular injuries because of using wooden sticks during cooking. We divided ocular injury cases that are caused by the use of wooden sticks during cooking into two groups: before and after launching of the Ujjwala yojana. We found that the number of eyes injured before and after the launch of the scheme are 93 (54%) and 78 (45%), respectively. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (p=0.000). Ujjwala Yojana is beneficial in reducing ocular injuries caused by the use of wooden sticks during cooking.
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