DISTRICT EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRE (DEIC)
Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)
(Approved By: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat)

 

The Early Intervention Centre at Health and Care Foundation, Ahmedabad provides health services to support children in a holistic manner, addressing defects at birth, diseases, deficiencies and those with developmental delays or disabilities. These are the common child health problems observed in the local population and require integrated services from birth till the age of school entry. The multi-disciplinary approach includes evaluation and management of coexisting diseases and deficiencies all under the same roof. The simple concept of early intervention is to intervene early and minimize disability. Once the disability is identified, the intervention would include prevention of progression to handicap and ensuring the child’s development to the highest potential. Early identification of various health conditions and assured link to care, support and treatment forms an equitable child health care approach.

DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS AND DISABILITIES

  • Vision Impairment

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Neuro-Motor Impairment

  • Motor Delay

  • Cognitive Delay

  • Language Delay

  • Behaviour Disorder (Autism)

  • Learning Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism

  •  Sickle Cell Anaemia

  • Beta Thalassemia

DEFECTS AT BIRTH

  • Neural Tube Defect

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Cleft Lip & Palate / Cleft Palate 

  • Clubfoot

  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

  • Congenital Cataract

  • Congenital Deafness

  • Congenital Heart Diseases

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

DEFICIENCIES

  • Anaemia especially Severe Anaemia

  • Vitamin A Deficiency (Bitot spot)

  • Vitamin D Deficiency (Rickets)

  • Severe Acute Malnutrition

  • Goiter

CHILDHOOD DISEASES

  • Skin conditions (Scabies, Fungal Infection and Eczema)

  • Otitis Media

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

  • Reactive Airway Disease

  • Dental Caries

  • Convulsive Disorders