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Birth defect surveillance system launched

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, May 17: The Birth Defect surveillance (BDSS) system under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK), tiol Health Mission has been launched here on Saturday.

Special Secretary (Health & FW), Dr. Tariq Thomas while launching the system said that the doctors and nurses can play a crucial role in preventing birth defects and improve the survival outcome with timely detection and timely intervention.

He added that training pertaining to BDSS need to be extended to other center of delivery point to assess the exact magnitude of birth defect.

Dr. K. Nishing, Director Health Service emphasizing importance of early diagnosis said timely detection and timely intervention can save long term impact of birth defect.

Dr. Moji Jini, Director of Medical Education and research while informing about doctors and nurses being trained on vjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (NSSK) to reduce the mortality said other than the visible birth defect hidden defect also need to be identified early and treated timely further, he advice all the doctors and nurses to make it mandatory to fill the form pertaining to child health and mother.

Earlier, Habung Lampung, Addl. MD (NHM) said, in some parts of the society, disability is always linked to some sociological factor and stigma is attached to it thus with timely intervention we can save many children and ensure them a better life.

Dr. Oken Yomcha, Facility Nodal Officer (BDSS) spoke on the birth defect surveillance system. Dr. Amping Perme, NO (RBSK) and Dr. T. tung, NO (MCH), Senior Medical Officers and staffs from ASH and NHM were also present on the occasion.

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