Training programme for RBSK AYUSH staff held at Imphal

National Health Mission (NHM), Manipur has kick started a five-day training programme for AYUSH MOs, ANMs, Pharmacists, who are engaged in RBSK, at the conference hall of State Family Welfare Department from May 19 0nwards.

NHM Manipur Director O Ibomcha said that Rashtriya Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), also known as Child Health and Early Intervention Service, is to be implemented as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) by the Central Government.

Under the scheme, children up to the age of 18 years and affected by 30 selected diseases, would be identified and referred to District Hospitals for treatment.

In case, the severity of the disease is above their treatment level, specialist doctors of District Hospitals would again refer the children to premier institutes like AIIMS, New Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh, Ibomcha said adding that the Central Government would bear the full expenditure of the treatment.

Around 6 per cent of the total 50,000 babies are born with birth defects in Manipur every year, he said.

Saying that around 3000 babies are born with birth defects in Manipur every year, Ibomcha said that the State is estimated to have around 30,000 children having birth defect and suffering from different diseases.

He expressed hope that all these children would be benefited once RBSK is fully implemented in the State.

The second and third batches of training would be conducted from May 26 to May 30 and June 2 to 6 respectively.

Dr H Ibemcha presented powerpoint presentation on the topic, ‘Mobile health team: Roles and responsibility at the programme.

Dr Swarooprani, Dr Jashobanta and Dr RK Tilotama also delivered lecture on different topics at the training programme.[Source]

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