Monday, December 28, 2015
Country’s first Tribal Early Intervention Centre (TEIC) will come up in Rampachodavaram by next month.
It is part of the Central Government’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram under which the State Governments will focus on children’s health care. RBSK’s State Project Director and coordinator for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana D.N.Murty said District Early Intervention Centres (DEICs) would be set up in all districts in both the States. He said that the Centre has agreed to allocate two TEICs to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The DEICs will function like a referral body taking up health care issues of children up to six years of age from all sections of society besides 7-18 years’ age group studying only in government and aided schools.
The team comprises four members – two medial officers, one ANM and one pharmacist. The four will be on the move imparting need based services. The RBSK will take care of birth vaccines, dosages to prevent them from vector-borne and air-borne diseases, fevers, epidemics and ailments relating to ophthalmology and other areas, he said.