Child Health Scheme
Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
National Health Mission is committed to provide services at zero expenditure to
pregnant women and sick infants. Sick infants up to one year of age are entitled
for free drugs, diagnostics, diet, referral transport and treatment in government
health facilities. Provision of Rs. 200/- for drugs and Rs. 100/- for diagnostics
is available under JSSK. These provisions can be pooled and amount can be used for
care of sick infants.
Facility Based Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (F- IMNCI)
F-IMNCI is the integration of the Facility based Care package with the IMNCI package,
to empower the Health personnel with the skills to manage new born and childhood
illness at the community level as well as at the facility. Facility based IMNCI
focuses on providing appropriate skills for inpatient management of major causes
of Neonatal and Childhood mortality such as asphyxia, sepsis, low birth weight and
pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, meningitis, severe malnutrition in children. This
training is being imparted to Medical officers, Staff nurses and ANMs at CHC/FRUs
and 24x7 PHCs where deliveries are taking place. The training is for 11 days.
Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI)
which includes Pre-service and In-service training of providers, improving health
systems (e.g. facility up-gradation, availability of logistics, referral systems),
Community and Family level care
Navjat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram(NSSK)
NSSK is a programme aimed to train health personnel in basic newborn care and resuscitation,
has been launched to address care at birth issues i.e. Prevention of Hypothermia,
Prevention of Infection, Early initiation of Breast feeding and Basic Newborn Resuscitation.
Newborn care and resuscitation is an important starting-point for any neonatal program
and is required to ensure the best possible start in life. The objective of this
new initiative is to have a trained health personal in Basic newborn care and resuscitation
at every delivery point. The training is for 2 days and is expected to reduce neonatal
mortality significantly in the country.
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