KULGAM: District Health Society Kulgam (DHS) in collaboration with the Education Department and ICDS Kashmir Monday organised a health and screening camp under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) at Government Model Higher Secondary School D K Marg here.
The camp was inaugurated by MLA Noorabad, Ab. Majeed Padder in presence of District Development Commissioner Kulgam Sajad Hussain.
Speaking on the occasion, the legislator called on the health department to be pro-active in providing preventive and curative medical facilities to the patients in order to curb deficiency diseases and disabilities caused due to developmental delays. He lauded the BMO DH Pora and his team for organising this medical camp even as he urged the former to hold such camps in other areas too.
Over 1000 children were screened for vision, hearing, neuro-motor impairment, motor delay, cognitive delay, language delay, behaviour (autism) and learning disorders for free on the occasion. Children with minor health problems were given free medicines like de-worming tablets and age-appropriate vitamins doses.
Children were also familiarised with general hygiene among other health tips on the occasion. Services of specialists were also made available to the children identified by the medical teams for consultation of specialists on the occasion.
Dy. CMO, Dy. CEO, BMOs of all health blocks of the district, Principal HSS DK Marg, ZEO, APM-RBSK, District & Block Programme Management besides medical & paramedical staff were present on the occasion.