Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Children Enrolled Under Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres

There are 966 Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) in 25 States/ UTs in the country. It is estimated that around 93.4 lakhs children are having severe acute malnutrition (SAM) as per National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 and out of this, 10% of SAM with medical complications may require admission to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres. The total number of children enrolled at these NRCs in the year 2015-16 was around 1.7 lakhs.

State/UT - wise details regarding the number of children enrolled at these NRCs during the year 2015-16 is given below:

Status of NRC intervention (April 2015 - Mar 2016)
Sr. No
State/UTs
No. of NRCs established
Children admitted in NRCs
India

966
1,72,909
1
Bihar
38
8483
2
Chhattisgarh
62
11789
3
Himachal Pradesh
2
674
4
Jammu & Kashmir
3
922
5
Jharkhand
68
6253
6
Madhya Pradesh
315
79527
7
Odisha
45
6765
8
Rajasthan
40
8198
9
Uttar Pradesh
60
7271
10
Uttarakhand
2
280
11
Arunachal Pradesh
1
6
12
Assam
15
1109
13
Meghalaya
5
270
14
Andhra Pradesh
18
4446
15
Telengana
12
3529
16
Gujarat
124
15511
17
Haryana
11
1059
18
Karnataka
57
4694
19
Kerala
3
121
20
Maharashtra
35
3489
21
Tamil Nadu
2
2971
22
West Bengal
35
4375
23
Chandigarh
1
105
24
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
1
30
25
Delhi
11
1032

Under National Health Mission, Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) have been set up at public health facilities to treat and manage the children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) admitted with medical complications.

·         Children  are  admitted  as  per  the  defined  admission criteria  and  provided  with  medical  and  nutritional therapeutic care.
·         The  services  and  care  provided  for  the  in-patient management of SAM children include:

1.      24 hour care and monitoring of the child.
2.      Treatment of medical complications.
3.      Therapeutic feeding.
4.      Providing sensory stimulation and emotional care.
5.      Social assessment of the family to identify and address contributing factors.
6.      Counseling on appropriate feeding, care and hygiene.
7.      Demonstration and practice - by - doing on the preparation of energy dense child foods using locally available, culturally acceptable and affordable food items.
8.      Follow up of children discharged from the facility.

During the year 2015-16, out of 1,72,902 children enrolled in these NRCs, a total of 92,760 children have been able to successfully recover from the above mentioned conditions.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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