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Rastriya Bal Surkshya Karyakram (RBSK)

Health is one of the important aspects of life, which not only determines physical condition of a person but also influences socio-economic-educational status of the family. In Odisha, Child mortality (under five) rate is 82, As per Annual Health Survey, 2010-12, Infant mortality rate is 57, SRS-2012 .It envisages that health problems starts from early age, is a burden for the family as well as the State, about 65% children (0-5) years are anemic, NFHS-III. 1.23 lakhs students are identified as disabled/ physically challenged OPEPA, 12-13.

NRHM under Department of Health & Family Welfare has taken several initiatives for building a healthy society. Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) will be a major intervention in early detection and complete treatment of physical problems.  The Dept of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Odisha is going to implement RBSK programme from the year 2013-14. The programme aims to cover over 1.21 crores children from birth till 18 years under its domain. Screening of the new-born, both at home & public-health facilities, Pre-schooling children up to 6 years from Anganwari centres & school going children & adolescents from age 6-18 years studying in Government & Government aided schools will be the targeted beneficiaries under this programme.

Under RBSK Programme 30 identified health conditions under ‘4D’ approach to be addressed through Child Health Screening and Early Intervention services. The dedicated Mobile Medical Team will be engaged at each Block to cover at least once in a year to non-Residential Schools, bi-annually to Anganwari centres and quarterly to the Residential Schools. The children seeking special care will be focussed through District Early Intervention Centres (DEIC) & empanelled Hospital for specific case.

Hence, sincere efforts will be given from health screening till complete treatment under the programme to achieve desired outcome for child health care in the State.