Divine Child Health Program

A concept and initiative of the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Center for Child Heart Care the Divine Mother & Child Program enable expecting Mothers & Children in Rural India to have access to quality care completely free of cost.

Aarogya Vahini with a vision in furtherance of the program in West Bengal and North East initiated operations in September 2017 with the Divine Child Program as a comprehensive early detection and screening program for rural children based on Governments of India’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram focusing on

  • Defects at Birth
  • Deficiencies
  • Disease
  • Development Delays & Disabilities

Since 2017, 8139 children were screened under the DCHP guidelines amidst others across the 3 States of West Bengal, Jharkhand & Assam

With early screenings and referral management with Tertiary centers offering surgical assistance, Symptomatic early defects of Cardiac anomalies, General Surgeries, Cleft Lip & Palate Surgeries, Congenital Cataract have been addressed in collaborations with Pristine Institutions and Surgeons across the country.

HD Medical Group, USA in support of the program with an innovative breakthrough device, the HD Steth capable of detecting heart murmurs through an ECG enabled Stethoscope helped in real-time visualization of cardiac waveforms on Bluetooth connected tablet. 2044 Children were screened for Pediatric Cardiac Symptoms with the device in the 3 states.

Schools covered 22
No of Children Screened under the protocols of the DCHP 8139
No of Children screened with innovative Cardiac Device 2044
No Of Children Detected with CHD 39
No of Children Facilitated with Surgery 23

 

Added Features of the Program :

  • Audio Video IEC Materials on Anti Tobacco awareness, education on menstruation, Strengthening immunity and combatting Anemia with Vitamins and Minerals & Iron & Folic Acid,
  • Deworming
  • Detected Children supported with medicines for URTI, Stomach Infection, Musculoskeletal pain, skin disorder, Diarrhea, pain in teeth.