Center to detect developmental delays in kids set up in Jammu & Kashmir
Parents of children with special needs in Jammu and Kashmir are happy that an early intervention centre has been set up in the Udhampur District Hospital in Jammu and Kashmir.
The center has been launched under the Union Health Ministry’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) scheme. It will enable early detection of developmental delays and disorders, including Down syndrome in children. It will also enable easy access to therapy, which is a relief for families living in remote areas.
One woman, who has been coming to the hospital for the past five months says that her child, who has a mental health disorder, has shown great improvement after coming to the center.
The aim of the programme is to enable special needs kids to be a part of the mainstream.
The RBSK is an important initiative aimed at the early identification and intervention for children from birth to 18 years. The initiative covers 4 D's - Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, Development delays, including disability.