NHM Nagaland signs MoU with SSN, SH&RI

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Dimapur, May 16: After signing MoU with SKY Hospital Imphal, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) a child health screening and early intervention programme under National Health Mission (NHM) has signed MoU with Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, a tertiary eye-care hospital and an Institute of Ophthalmology based at Guwahati and Shija Hospitals and Research Institute Imphal, a premier hospital providing secondary and tertiary healthcare on May 15 & 16 respectively.
While Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya provides free treatment and management services for Congenital Cataract and Retinopathy of Prematuritity (RoP) in children of 0-18 years of age-group, Shija Hospitals will provide services for the operation of the cleft lip and cleft palate, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), congenital cataract, congenital deafness, retinopathy of prematurity under RBSK for the same age group.
The National Health Mission, Nagaland has implemented Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram in Nagaland since 2013 which aims at early detection and management of 4Ds prevalent in the children free of cost. These are defects at birth, diseases, deficiency and developmental delays including disabilities. The programme has been initiated to improve child survival and quality of life. Further gains can be achieved by early detection and management of conditions in all age groups.
Screening of the 4Ds is done by the RBSK Mobile Health teams during screening at AWC centres and Government school across the State. Screening will also be done at the District hospitals in collaboration with the empanelled hospitals.
To mark the beginning of the MoU, Shija Hospitals along the Department of Health & Family Welfare will be conducting a free heart screening on June 2 either at District Hospital Mokokchung or Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima for all age group. For this, confirmation of the venue will be made known to the public very shortly. (Page News Service)