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« on: November 30, 2012, 06:37:00 PM »
School health program: Govt ties up with private hospitals

Friday, November, 30 2012

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to provide prompt and the best health care facilities to the children studying in Government Schools under the School Health Program on priority, Punjab government has tied up with renowned private hospitals Christian Medial College, Dayanand Medical College and Mohan Dai Oswal Charitable Hospital in Ludhiana besides Fortis, Silver Oaks & Ivy Hospital in Mohali for treatment of the children, who are suffering from life-threatening ailments like rheumatic and congenital heart disease (hole in the heart), cancer and thallasemia.

Disclosing this here today Director General School Education  Kahan Singh Pannu said that this decision had been taken to include these prestigious hospitals on the panel apart from the already existing PGIMER Chandigarh because the heavy rush there prevented these school children for getting timely treatment.
The state government had also directed the three state Medical Colleges at Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot to undertake preliminary check-up of the identified school children and refer their cases for further treatment to private hospitals through Director of Health Services.  Earlier, the process of preliminary check-ups along with was carried out at the PGI, which was the long and tedious procedure, resulting in huge backlog and endless waiting period.

As many as 1, 021 out of 1,493 children have been treated for the hole in heart, 87 out of 131 for cancer, 68 out of 84 for thallesemia, 1,771 out of 2,840 for polio/cerebral palsy/congenital deformities, 216 out of 244 cleft lip/palette.  Likewise, 587 children afflicted with low vision and 2,224 with hearing impaired would be provided treatment in the medical camps being organized from December 5 and 11 respectively.   

To expedite the process, Pannu has now asked the District Education Officers to send all children who were suspected to have some medical problem, to the medical colleges for quick diagnosis and immediate further treatment at private hospitals after referral.  Efforts to get surgeries done at private hospitals have yielded encouraging results.

The department was now considering to involve more such hospitals to provide timely medical intervention to school children near their homes as to seek treatment for their wards from PGI was not only cumbersome but also time consuming.

For rehabilitation of children suffering from Polio and Cerebral Palsy, the department launched the Surgical Correction Project and has tied up with Christian Medical College and Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital in Ludhiana, Amandeep Hospital in Amritsar and Oberoi Hospital in Jalandhar.

Surgeries of children with congenital deformities as well as CP and residual Polio cases were performed at these hospitals. After removal of plaster, long-term physiotherapy treatment was provided to the children. The program have been a huge success due to which 1, 771 children have discovered a new way of living by standing and walking on their own feet again.

To help all children with weak eyesight or vision problems, it has been directed to School Heads for taking all children suspected of having refractive error to the nearest PHC/CHC for further check-up and provision of spectacles on every Thursday, which has been dedicated as a day for check-up of the school children.

The department has also tied up with Sightsavers (an NGO) for proper diagnosis of children having extremely Low Vision, who could not read even with spectacles. These children would be provided the necessary assistive devices after their check-up and would be provided Large Print Books as per their requirement.

The Department has also planned Audiometry testing for hearing impaired children. After the test, the children would be provided state-of-the-art Behind The Ear (BTE) cordless digital type hearing aids totally free of cost so that they could make use of their residual hearing to live a normal life.

The Department had also launched a campaign for eradication of the cleft lip/palette condition among children. Under this campaign, the department tied-up with Smile Train (an NGO).  As many as 244 children with clefts were identified out of which, 216 were operated successfully during the 6-week campaign period.  Cleft lip deformity among existing children has been eradicated in Punjab with efforts of the education department and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan program.

After the children recovered from the surgical correction and were provided adequate speech therapy or physiotherapy, efforts were made to enroll them in a neighborhood school if they were not previously enrolled. Through this school health and surgical correction program launched by the Education department in collaboration with NRHM and various private hospitals and NGOs, many children have been given a new lease of life and many have discovered a new way of living, thus helping them become part of the mainstream education system and grow up to lead fruitful, meaningful lives.

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Re: News about Students Health
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 12:50:11 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »

Long-live DGSE & His policies about the Health of the poor students........


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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 09:08:11 PM »
dekho ih yojna kinni ko prbavshali hoyegi
Let's hope for the Best.

Kehnde ne j Hawai-Jahaz da pilot plane uddaun to pehla eh soch lawe ki manzil tk nahin pahunchya ja sakda te definitely nahin pahunche-ga, we should have positive frame of mind, always; my Dear.

Pl. don't take it otherwise.



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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:52:34 PM »
good step..silver oak is best my mother also treated there.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 04:14:07 PM »
CHENNAI: Hypertension isn't an
adult disease anymore. An
increasing number of school
students are being diagnosed with
high blood pressure. A Chennai-
based hospital found 17.4% of CBSE
school students between eight and
17 years have high blood pressure.
Doctors at the MV Hospital for
Diabetes have been working on a
'Slim and Fit' programme to help
students maintain good health and
dietary practices. On the eve of the
World Health Day, as doctors across
the globe are focusing on the theme
'high blood pressure,' a survey of
1,898 students showed that
incidence of hypertension was high
among boys (18.7%) compared to
girls (15.7%). "The study shows
abnormal blood sugar levels among
children mostly due to obesity. We had not seen such a trend
earlier," said diabetologist Dr Vijay Vishwanathan, who heads
MV Hospital for Diabetes.
Unlike tests done for adults, for children, blood pressure was
not measured with BP apparatus. Children have hypertension if
their blood pressure is above the normal average of children
who are of the same sex, age and height. In the MV hospital
study done in 10 CBSE schools, doctors found 10% of children
with pre-hypertension and 17.4% with hypertension. During
the study the children were divided into three groups based on
their age — 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years and 14 to 17 years.
"We saw an increase in prevalence of hypertension with
increasing age," he said.
Delhi-based diabetologist Dr Anoop Misra, who did a similar
study among children in his city, says hypertension had become
increasingly common in children, but was largely under
diagnosed. After studying 1,022 children aged 14-19, his team
found that nearly 6% of children had hypertension.
"Hypertension in Indian children is associated with obesity,
high cholesterol and family history of diabetes," he said.
While most of them can be corrected with better diet and
exercise, some of them may require lifelong medication. In the
past five years, doctors are increasingly prescribing medication
to teenagers. "We see children who are obese, diabetic and
hypertensive. Like adults, many children in their late teens are
given anti-hypertensive drugs, insulin shots and blood thinners
because we know they are at risk for heart attacks or strokes,"
said diabetologist Dr V Mohan, who heads the Madras Diabetes
Research Foundation.
They hope that by diagnosing and treating hypertension early,
they will save lives. However doctors say they don't yet have
any data on the long-term use of antihypertensive drugs in
children. "But we know the benefits of taking the drugs are
much higher," said Dr Mohan. However, most diabetologists
prefer lifestyle modifications such as dieting and exercise sans
medicines. Lifestyle changes are the first option. Such children
were asked to go on low-salt, low-sugar and low-fat diet along
with good physical exercises. "For many children, the
conditions reverse. A few others are put on medication," said
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 04:40:09 PM »
Nearly one percent children diabetic: Health minister
Monday, April 29, 2013
New Delhi: A sample survey by the government, conducted in schools in three cities, has shown that more than one percent of children suffer from diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Lok Sabha Monday.

Azad, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, said that under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke, a study was conducted on 92,047 school children in Nainital (Uttarakhand), Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh), and Bhilwara (Rajasthan).

"According to the study, 1,351 (1.467 percent) of the students were suspected to be diabetic," Azad said.

The minister also said that a report of the International Diabetes Federation for South-East Region of WHO, comprising 11 countries of which one is India, estimates the prevalence of type-1 diabetes in children to be 1,11,500.

"An estimated 18,000 children under the age of 15 were newly diagnosed for type-1 diabetes in the year 2011 in the said region," The minister said.

He added that the government in 2010 launched a National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) to prevent lifestyle diseases.

Asked if there was any study on growing sleep disorders, the minister said no such study had yet been conducted.



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15 Sep 2014
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64% schoolchildren in Kapurthala town suffering from tooth decay
11 Oct 2014
Hindustan Times


KAPURTHALA: As many as 64% of the students studying at 33 government and aided schools in Kapurthala city are suffering from dental caries, or tooth decay, a routine dental check-up has revealed.

HT PHOTO Even as doctors refer students to hospital, few turn up for treatment since parents are least bothered about their health.

The check-up was conducted by the dental specialist from the Civil Hospital, Kapurthala, under the Punjab School Dental Health Programme.

Dental caries is a major disease found among children and adults in which tooth slowly starts decaying and crumbling due to improper diet and wrong tooth brushing technique.

In the beginning, tooth decay spreads to softer and sensitive parts, which further weakens the enamel.

In his one-year research, Dr Gurdev Singh Bhatti, medical officer (dental), has checked more than 5,000 students from 33 government and aided schools in the town.

Bhatti said the major reason behind spreading of the disease was that children do not know the right technique of brushing, due to which dental caries attacks their teeth.

He said under the programme, doctors are informing children about right brushing technique.

Doctors also refer the students to the civil hospital but very few turn up for treatment.

“Despite free check-up and treatment by the government, parents are least bothered about the health of their children and ignore dental problems which further lead to serious complications,” Bhatti said.

He said doctors can only check the students at schools but the treatment has to be conducted at hospital.

Under the Punjab School Dental Health Programme, it is mandatory for the health department to conduct dental checkup in all government schools and provide free treatment to schoolchildren.

The dental check-up camp should be conducted twice a year at all government schools.



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