Dr. Saroj Naithani
Hon'ble CMO
Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
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Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram SH-RBSK
Under National Rural Health Mission, significant progress has been made in reducing mortality in children over the last seven years (2005-12). Whereas there is an advance in reducing child mortality there is a dire need to improving survival outcome. This would be reached by early detection and management of conditions that were not addressed comprehensively in the past.

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) is an important initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability.

RBSK Program is being implemented in the district Haridwar from the financial year 2010-11 with one RBSK health team. RBSK team which includes two MO’s (01 male & 01 female), one pharmacist, and one Staff nurse/ ANM at block level. This programme is being run in the district in convergence with education department and ICDS department. There are 15 RBSK health teams, one team in each block functional in the district or health examination of the school children. Each Primary and Upper Primary Govt. school, targeted for health examination activity. Team also visit Aanaganwari Centres and conduct checkups of children same pattern as in schools. Normally students referred in District hospital, Combined hospital, Medical Collage, CHC, PHC, Additional PHC, State Allopathic Dispensaries and Sub centre. If major treatment/surgery needed then for treatment of the serious diseases children referred to higher private hospitals.

Role of Education Department : Nodal teacher of each targeted school has been identified. Orientation training of nodal teachers regarding health examination activity has been done in all districts.

School health Cards and Registers : Health examination card at primary school level distributed by Education department since starting of the program. For upper primary classes (class 6th to 8th) health examination cards has been distributed by district health department. Health card is design for 5 time use, so that one health card can be utilized 5 times.

Health Committee and PTA : School Management Committee (SMC) and Parents Teacher Association (PTA) is also playing their role in health examination activity. Health team is providing advance information to them about the date of health examination. Both are helping in referred children cases.

Beneficiaries
  • Newborn to 6 years Anganwadi (AW) children
  • Children up to 18 years of age enrolled in classes 1st to 12th in all schools ( Government Schools)
  • Non school going children up to age of 14 yrs

Services - Primary Healthcare to Super - Specialty Healthcare
  • Health Screening and Medical checkup based on 4D’s: Defects at Birth, Diseases, Deficiencies and Disabilities
  • Primary care on spot
  • Health & Referral Card
  • Free Spectacles
  • Referral Services for Secondary and Tertiary care
  • Super-Specialty treatment for Heart , Kidney and Cancer Disease including Renal Transplant, Liver transplant, Cochlear implant.
  • Health and Life-Skills education