THOUBAL, September 8: Under the National Rural Health Mission, District Health Society, Thoubal has started the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) programme as well as the health examination of government school students under the age of 18 was conducted for Thoubal, Kakching and Lilong Block today onward.
The selected Mobile Medical Unit vehicles which include doctors for the 3 blocks were sent off by Chief Medical Officer of Thoubal, Doctor S. Saratkumar from his Office Complex. The CMO also inspected the 1st screening of students done by doctors at Khoirom Junior High School, Yairipok.
Doctor Saratkumar, on explaining the reason for conducting the progamme, said that the main aim of the programme was to examine the reason for growth deficiency, diseases caused by vitamin deficiency, common diseases such as infection of ears, dental problems of children under 18 years of age. In addition to study of their diseases, free medical checkup was also provided.
Students who were detracted for further examination will be admitted to RIMS and JNIMS under the District Early Intervention Centre (DERC) for free medical check up.
The screening for children under 6 years of age will be conducted at their Anganwadi centres DMMU doctor and for Government school students from 6-18 years of age at their schools. The screening for new born babies will be conducted by the doctors of the hospitals where they are born for any sign of abnormalities. The doctors will also conduct a house call for those children who have not attended school yet.
The CMO further said that total number of children under 6 years for Thoubal District is 1.6 lac. He further said that preparation for screening for all the children below 6 years has been made by DHS Thoubal. He also appealed to the people of the district to help in order to live a healthy life.
In a meeting with the media, the District Nodal Officer, Doctor Y. Nokul has said that the 1st screening for Thoubal district was conducted at Khoirom junior High School, Yairipok, for Kakching block at Kakching Khunou Makha Leikai High School, for Lilong Block at Turel Ahanbi High Primary Madrasa and Haoreibi Yangbi Leikai Lower Primary Madrasa. The programme will be further conducted at other schools also said the District Nodal Officer.
The DPM (NRIM), Thoubal, Rishikesh Sharma and DPM (SSA), Thoubal Block, S. Sukumar also attended the departing of vehicles and the opening of the programme.