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Integrated Disease Surveillance Project
District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC)
This is a new initiative of the National Health Mission under Govt of Tamilnadu to identify children with diseases of defects and diagnoses and chart the management of such diseases or disorders. Following the initial step of screening of children from birth to 18 years of age group for selected health conditions including Defects at Birth, Deficiencies, Diseases & Developmental delays including disabilities under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karkyakram (RBSK) through trained and dedicated Mobile Health Teams, the next vital step is confirmation of preliminary findings, referral support, management and follow up. Under RBSK, these activities viz. confirmation, management, referral, tracking & follow-up, needs to be planned according to the age group of the child. The early intervention centers are to be established at the District Hospital level across the country as District Early Intervention Centers (DEIC). The purpose of DEIC is to provide referral support to children detected with health conditions during health screening, primarily for children up to 6 years of age group. A team consisting of Pediatrician, Medical officer, Staff Nurses, Paramedics will be engaged to provide services. There is also a provision for engaging a manager who would carry out mapping of tertiary care facilities in Government institutions for ensuring adequate referral support. The funds will be provided under NHM for management at the tertiary level at the rates ¬fixed by State Governments in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.Thus, the DEIC will be the hub of all activities, will act as a clearing house and also provide referral linkages.
Adolescent Health Care Program
This program involves the medical college in adolescent health, to be continued in the current year to sensitize the medical and paramedical students towards the issues in Adolescent Health. The program at our institute envisages
- Early intervention against the root cause of maternal anemia.
- Adolescent Friendly Health Services Modules for School children
- Counselor service through the Teen Clinics where in the 3rd year medical graduate students and nursing students train in adolescent health.
- Psychological & Social Support for teen issues.