Free heart screening at NHAK

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/19/2020 10:34:24 AM IST

Two-day free heart and ECHO screening was held for children under 18 at Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima (NHAK) on February 18 and 19, conducted by RBSK programme, National Health Mission (NHM), Nagaland, in association with SKY Hospital and Research Centre Imphal.

According to RBSK press release, a team of doctors headed by a Dr. T. Naresh Babu, associate consultant, cardiology from SKY Hospital, Imphal, and medical teams from RBSK and DEIC conducted the camp. Altogether, 107 children from different parts of the districts availed the free screening service, out of which 53 children were found to be having heart problems and were referred to SKY Hospital for treatment. The treatment cost will be borne by the RBSK, NHM as per RBSK model costing. 

It may be noted that mobile health teams have been screening children from 0-18 years of age at government schools and AWCs under RBSK programme. The main objective of the programme is early detection and management of cases of children detected with defects, diseases, deficiencies and developmental delays. For this tertiary care centres are roped in for management of complicated cases requiring high-end medical care and treatment.


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