RBSK (Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram) Diseases

Diseases Under RBSK(Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram)


Under National Rural Health Mission, significant progress has been made in reducing mortality in children . Early detection and management of conditions that were not addressed comprehensively in the past can help in reducing mortality.

According to survey, out of every 100 babies born in this country annually, 6 to 7 have a birth defect. This would translate to around 17 lakhs birth defects annually in the country and accounts for 9.6% of all the newborn deaths.

Various nutritional deficiencies affecting the preschool children range from 4 per cent to 70 per cent. Developmental delays are common in early childhood affecting at least 10 percent of the children. These delays if not intervened timely may lead to permanent disabilities including cognitive, hearing or vision impairment.

Also, there are group of diseases common in children like : dental caries, rheumatic heart disease, reactive airways diseases etc. Early detection and management diseases including deficiencies bring added value in preventing these conditions to progress to its more severe and debilitating form and thereby reducing hospitalization and improving implementation of Right to Education.

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 -> Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability.

RBSK consists of team of doctors having 4 members each for different purpose :
     1. Medical officers -1 male and 1 female having a bachelor degree from an approved institution.
     2. ANM/Staff Nurse.
     3. Pharmacist/paramedical with proficiency in computer for data management.

These teams visit different schools for the inspection of children suffering from disease.

RBSK is a good initiative taken by government to make every child healthy and disease free. There are government hospitals where diseased children are taken and cured under doctor's supervision without spending a single penny, this scheme is very successfull as poor people can also get treatment for their child in these hospitals which is not possible without RBSK(Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram).

Target group under RBSK Child Health Screening and Intervention Service Categories

  1. Babies born at public health facilities and home - Birth to 6 weeks.
  2. Children in rural areas and urban slum preschool- 6 weeks to 6 years.
  3. Children enrolled from class 1st to 12th in government or government aided schools - 6yrs to 18 yrs.

Address :

117/H-2/136,Pandu Nagar,
Kanpur,Uttar Pradesh,

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