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KISHTWAR: Health department   today organized a free screening camp for children (0-18 years) under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) here at Parade ground. The Deputy Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana inaugurated the camp in presence of SSP   Abrar Ahmed Chowdhary, Deputy SP Operation N.A. Khoja,CMO, Deputy CMO and other officials and staff of health department.


The camp was aimed at to provide free child health screening and treatment facilities for various ailments like defect at birth, deficiencies, diseases, developmental delay and other disabilities, under the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). While speaking on the occasion, the DC directed concerned to work in tandem to spread awareness among participants regarding health-related problems.


He said that people should take benefit from   various health programmes and avail medical care facilities from nearby health centres. He further stressed that students must be facilitated with balanced diet in schools under Mid Day meal Scheme to save them from malnutrition and   other health problems. During the camp, children and students from various schools were screened, treated for various major and minor health problems and were given free medicines. They were also familiarized about importance of hand washing and other general hygiene practices.