Children With Clubfoot Deformity

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Current affairs

IAS Preparation Online

          Club foot is a type of birth defect and is one of the most common congenital physical disabilities worldwide, known to occur in 1-3 of every 1,000 births (worldwide) with evidence of higher rates in developing nations. The specific data state-wise are not available.

  Recently, a new national programme “Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram” (RBSK) has been launched under National Rural Health Mission. The details of this initiative are as below:

1.     The purpose of RBSK is to improve survival, development and quality of life of children in the age group of 0 to 18 years through early detection of Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies, Development Delays including Disability and follow-up for appropriate management and treatment, if required (medical or surgical).

2.     RBSK envisages covering 30 common health conditions prevalent in children for early detection and free intervention and treatment and clubfoot is one of these.

3.     The…

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