This is a continuation of last year’s initiative which was conducted in 11 schools benefitting 786 students. A general health check-up camp was carried out to facilitate early detection of deficiencies and general health of children.
Out of 1,351 enrolled students, 892 were diagnosed in the camp. Common problems included worms, vitamin deficiency, calcium deficiency, fever, cold and cough, tonsillitis, headache, dental, eyes and ears related and diarrhea. There were four severe cases with symptoms of jaundice, eye infection and wound infection. The parents were called and were told to take the children for referral check-up by specialists for further treatment.
Teachers were requested to follow up with the parents and bring them to routine camps conducted in the village.