DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20150285
Published: 2017-02-05

Estimation of magnitude of various health conditions under 4Ds approach, under RBSK Programme in Devendranagar block of Panna District, Madhyapradesh, India

Jyoti Tiwari, Abhishek Jain, Yaduvendra Singh, Anoop Kumar Soni

Abstract


Background: The Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) aims early detection and management of the 4Ds - Defects at birth, Diseases in children, Deficiency conditions and Developmental Delays including Disabilities in children in the community which are hidden may be due to unawareness or unaffordbility for treatment.

Methods: We followed the operational guidelines of ‘Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services’ under RBSK. Surveys done along with RBSK team for 6 months.

Results: Total 26977 children were screened. Out of which 53 children were found to have birth defects, 434 children were found to have some kind of deficiency, 21768 children were found to have diseases and 113 children were found with developmental delay including disabilities. Globally, 200 million children do not reach their developmental potential in the first five years because of poverty, poor health, nutrition and lack of early stimulation. Here in our study 83% children deprived of good health due to 4Ds.

Conclusion: We observed that still there are many children are undiagnosed and deprived of treatment for curable diseases. Child Health Screening and promotion of Early Intervention Services is most beneficial for improvement in health status of children in rural community.


Keywords


RBSK, 4Ds, District Panna

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