More than 100 disabled children provided free medical check up at Bathinda
The District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) conducted free medical check-ups for more than 100 disabled children at Bathinda in Punjab. The camp was held for three days.
There was a huge response from disabled children, mainly from economically backward families. Disabled people from across the district of Faridkot took part in the medical camp.
Children who were deaf and speech impaired was accompanied by their parents to the camp. Authorities asserted that the camp was a huge success.
The District Early Intervention Centre is an initiative of Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). The organization has been working in Bathinda hospital since 2015. Children in the age group of one-18 years are given free treatment for illnesses that include defects from birth, deficiencies, childhood diseases, developmental delays, and congenital heart diseases at the centre.
Over the last few months, there have been many complaints that the centre lacks facilities for people with disabilities. The lack of medical equipments and shortage of staff added to the plight.