Mobile health vehicles tracked real time in T.N All 805 vehicles of Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and 460 Mobile Medical Units (MMU) are now being tracked in real time in Tamil Nadu. The Directorate of Public Health (DPH) and Preventive Medicine has put in place a GPSbased tracking system to monitor the functioning of these mobile health units from the headquarters in Chennai. RBSK teams need to cover all government and governmentaided schools at least once in a year, MMUs should hold 40 medical camps per month in villages. About Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) It is a new initiative aiming at early identification and early intervention for children from birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays including disability. It is important to note that the 0 - 6 years age group will be specifically managed at District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) level while for 6 -18 years age group, management of conditions will be done through existing public health facilities.
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