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RAMBAN: District Health Society (DHS) in collaboration with Education and ICDS organized a mega health and screening camp under Rashtriya Bal SawasthyaKaryakram (RBSK) at Doligam, here today. The camp was inaugurated by MLA Banihal, Vikar Rasool Wani   in the presence of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Tariq Hussain Ganai and CMO, Dr Saif-ud-Din Khan. Speaking on the occasion, the legislator said that the health department should provide preventive and curative medical facilities to the patients at right time to curb deficiency diseases and disabilities caused due to developmental delays, which is the prime objective of the programme.

 

During the programme, the DDC directed concerned to work in tandem to spread awareness among participants regarding health-related problems, especially natal and developmental delays and disabilities. He said that people should take benefit from the various health programmes and avail medical care facilities from nearby health centres. During the camp, more than 1000 children were screened for vision, hearing, neuro-motor impairment, motor delay, cognitive delay, language delay, behavior disorder (autism) and learning disorder for free and the children suffering with minor health problems were given free medicines like de-worming tablets, age appropriate Vitamins doses

 

 The children were also familiarized with hand washing method, general hygiene and menstrual hygiene. Among others, SDM Banihal, Zaheer Abass Dy. CMO Dr. Iqbal Bhat, Tehsildar Banihal, Shafiq-ur-Rehman Wani, BDO, ZEO, BMO, RBSK doctors, RBSK teams, paramedical staff were present in the camp.