Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)

RBSY envisages Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services and subsumes the existing school health programme.

The scheme aims 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.

The 0 – 6 years age group will be specifically managed at District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) level while for 6 -18 years age group, managed at existing public health facilities.

DEIC will act as referral linkages for both the age groups.

Children under 6 years will be screened by Mobile Block Health teamsat the Anganwadi centre and those between 6-18 years will be screened at the local schools at least once a year in government and government aided schools