NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR PREVENTION & CONTROL OF DEAFNESS

National Programme For Prevention And Control Of Deafness was launched in U .T of Dadra And Nagar Haveli on 5th July 2014, Dhudhni.


Objective
  • To prevent avoidable hearing loss on account of disease or injury.
  • Early identification, diagnosis and treatment of ear problems responsible for hearing loss and deafness.
  • To medically rehabilitate persons of all age groups, suffering with deafness
  • To strengthen the existing inter-sectoral linkages for continuity of the rehabilitation programme, for persons with deafness.
  • To develop institutional capacity for ear care services by providing support for equipment, material and training personnel.

Screening Activity
  • At District Hospital : New born screening
  • At Anganwadi Centre : 0-6years children screening
  • At School Centre : 6-18years children screening
  • At community level : Screening of local population through camps patelad wise
  • At Industrial level : Screening of workers / employees at industries

Service Provision

At District Hospital :

  • Consultation & Medical treatment by ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon)
  • Surgical treatment by ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon)
  • Hearing test by Audiologist
  • Speech therapy
  • of Hearing Aid through District Disability & Rehabilitation Centre

At Community Health Centre :

  • Consultation & Medical treatment by ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon) once in a week