Programmes
RBSK - RashtriyaBal SwasthyaKaryakram
In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the need for ensuring a healthy and dynamic future for a large populace and creating a developed society, agile and able to compete with the rest of the world, stands as of paramount importance.
Objective

The main objective of this programme is an important initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from Birth to 18 years to cover 4 'D's viz. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the need for ensuring a healthy and dynamic future for a large populace and creating a developed society, agile and able to compete with the rest of the world, stands as of paramount importance. The dream of such a healthy and developed society can be achieved through concerted efforts and initiatives undertaken in a systematic manner at all levels. Equitable child health, care and early detection and treatment can be the most pragmatic initiative, or rather solution, at this juncture!

Type of Defects

The 'Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services' Programme under National Rural Health Mission initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, therefore, aims at early detection and management of the 4Ds prevalent in children. These are

  • Defects at birth
  • Diseases in children
  • Deficiency conditions
  • Developmental Delays including Disabilities.

Program Details

Health screening of children is a known intervention under the School Health Programme. It is now being expanded to cover all children from birth to 18 years of age. The Programme has been initiated as significant progress has already been made in reducing child mortality under the National Rural Health Mission. However, further gains can be achieved by early detection and management of conditions in all age groups.

The 'Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services' will also translate into economic benefits in the long run. Timely intervention would not only arrest halt the condition before it deteriorates but would also reduce the out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure of the poor and the marginalized population in the country. Additionally, the Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services will also provide country-wide epidemiological Data on the 4 Ds (i.e., Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies and Developmental Delays including Disabilities). Such a data is expected to hold relevance for future planning of area specific services.

RBSK - 4Ds / 30 conditions

A. Defects at Birth

1. Neural tube defect
2. Down's Syndrome
3. CleftLip&Palate/Cleftpalatealone
4. Talipes (Club foot)
5. Developmental Dysplasia of Hip
6. Congenital Cataract
7. Congenital Deafness
8. Congenital Heart Disease
9. Retinopathy of Prematurity

B. Deficiencies

10.AnaemiaespeciallySevere anaemia
11. Vitamin A deficiency (Bitotspot)
12. Vitamin D Deficiency(Rickets)
13. Severe Acute Malnutrition.
14. Goiter

C. Diseases of Childhood

15. Skin Conditions (Scabies, fungal infection and Eczema)
16. OtitisMedia
17. Rheumatic heart disease
18. Reactive airway disease
19.Dental caries
20. Convulsive Disorder

D. Developmentaldelays & Disabilities

21. Vision Impairment
22. Hearing Impairment
23. Neuro-motor Impairment
24. Motor delay
25. Cognitive delay
26. Language delay
27. Behaviour (Autism)
28. Learning disorder
29. Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder
30. Thalassemia
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Contact Information

Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare,
DM&HS Campus, Sultan Bazar,
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad - 500095