Comprehensive Newborn Screening Programme

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Welcome to Shalabham

The National Health Mission (NHM), Kerala, has started comprehensive Screening of children below Eighteen years in line with RBSK Program policy looking for early identification, referral and Management of 4 D’s.

Welcome to Shalabham

Screening happens in all Public Sector Delivery points in Kerala, screening for Visible Birth Defects (VBD) in the first 24 hours life, Pulse Oximetry screening with Focused Physical Examination for early and timely Identification of Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) within 24-48 hours of life, OAE Screening and Screening for IEM after 48 hours but before discharge.

Welcome to Shalabham

Those identified with Birth Defects are provided with treatment from Tertiary Care Hospitals, DEICs, Specialized centres, etc., and community level, follow up by RBSK Nurses. Other than the screening for Birth Defects among newborn, all children up to the age of eighteen years are screened bi-annually either in Immunisation sites, Anganwadi Centers, schools, or in community settings and documented in the digital platform of Shalabham by RBSK Nurses and referred to appropriate centres.

Welcome to Shalabham

All Referrals to DEICs are made possible through the shalabham portal for screened cases by RBSK Nurses.

Welcome to Shalabham

The National Health Mission (NHM), Kerala, has started comprehensive Screening of children below Eighteen years in line with RBSK Program policy looking for early identification, referral and Management of 4 D’s. Screening happens in all Public Sector Delivery points in Kerala, screening for Visible Birth Defects (VBD) in the first 24 hours life, Pulse Oximetry screening with Focused Physical Examination for early and timely Identification of Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) within 24-48 hours of life, OAE Screening and Screening for IEM after 48 hours but before discharge. Those identified with Birth Defects are provided with treatment from Tertiary Care Hospitals, DEICs, Specialized centres, etc., and community level, follow up by RBSK Nurses. Other than the screening for Birth Defects among newborn, all children up to the age of eighteen years are screened bi-annually either in Immunisation sites, Anganwadi Centers, schools, or in community settings and documented in the digital platform of Shalabham by RBSK Nurses and referred to appropriate centres. All Referrals to DEICs are made possible through the shalabham portal for screened cases by RBSK Nurses.




Our Services

for better quality outcome for children, the government of Kerala has initiated a comprehensive screening package for birth defect screening among new-borns as envisaged in the national Child Health Policy.

Visible Birth Defects

Newborn Screened by Delivery point Staff Nurse or RBSK Nurse & seen by Pediatrician. Being documented using the Jatakseva webportal and android application..

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Functional Birth Defects

Functional defects like Vision Impairment, Hearing impairment and Congenital Heart Defects identified with the aid of non-invasive Instruments...

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Metabolic Defects

Blood sample collected by heel pricking and on blotting paper, dried samples transported to PH and RPH Labs. Reports captured in Jatak Seva online from the Labs...

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Neuro Developmental Defects

Neurodevelopmental defects associated with complications of prematurity identified through neurological examination..

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VBD Screening

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OAE Screening

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PO Screening

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Metabolic Screening

Our Best Work

We screen, identify and manage all babies born in Public Sector Delivery points for Birth Defects - Visible Birth Defects, Pulse Oximetry, OAE Screening, Screening for IEM before discharge.

Visible Birth Defect Screening

 

OAE Screening

 

New Born Screening Physical Examination

 

New Born Screening Corner Waiting Zone

 

PO Screening

 

Metabolic Screening

 

Our Team

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Smt Veena George

Hon. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala.

Dr. Rajan Khobragade IAS

Principal Secretary (Health), Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Kerala.

Dr. Rathan U. Kelkar IAS

State Mission Director, National Health Mission, Kerala.

Dr. Raju V R

Director of Health Services

dr_sreehari

Dr.Sreehari M

SNO CH & RBSK

National Health Mission

Martin

Martinjinu K K

Junior Consultant, RBSK

National Health Mission

Martin

DARSANA SHINOJ

Junior Consultant, RBSK

National Health Mission

District RBSK Coordinators

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success

Boby Rajan U

Trivandrum
Mob: 9946105597
nhmschoolhealthtvm@gmail.com

Princy

Kollam
Mob: 8943411101
dcshpkollam@gmail.com

Jisha Saru Thomas

Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9946661390
rbskpta@gmail.com

Chandini Chandran

Alappuzha
Mob: 9946104421
schoolhealthalp@gmail.com

Shilpa K M

Kottayam
Mob: 8592999770
shpktm@gmail.com

Ashamol K J

Idukki
Mob: 9946103335
rbskidukki@gmail.com

Simi

Ernakulam
Mob:9946661025
dcrbskekm@gmail.com

Swapna Joy

Thrissur
Mob: 9946185683
shptsr2013@gmail.com

Anu Muhammed

Palakkad
Mob: 8943341440
schoolhealthpkd@gmail.com

Fasna C T

Malappuram
Mob: 8592070608
shpnrhmmlp@gmail.com

Manju

Kozhikode
Mob: 9946047371
shparshkkd@gmail.com

Seena

Wayanad
Mob: 8086010054
schoolhealthwynd@gmail.com

Praseetha K V

Kannur
Mob: 9072666189
shpcoknr@gmail.com

Anu Aravindan

Kasargode
Mob: 9946661285
shpksd@gmail.com

DEIC Managers

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Lekshmi

Trivandrum
Mob: 9072651125
lekshmideicmgr@gmail.com

Sankar G

Kollam
Mob: 8589082525
deickollam@gmail.com

Archana Sahajan

Pathanamthitta
Mob: 9946107321
deicpta@gmail.com

Manju Lakshmi P M

Alappuzha
Mob: 8589977448
deicalpy@gmail.com

Adarsh S

Kottayam
Mob: 7034622777
deicmktym@gmail.com

Shine

Idukki
Mob: 9946102621
deicidukki@gmail.com

Remya. R

Ernakulam
Mob:9072111846
ekmdeic@gmail.com

Neena Manoharan

Thrissur
Mob: 9946170998
deictsr@gmail.com

Ambily M

Palakkad
Mob: 9946105581
deicpkd@gmail.com

Devidas C

Malappuram
Mob: 8589009577
rbskmlpm@gmail.com

Ajessh T

Kozhikode
Mob: 9946035777
deickkd@gmail.com

Eby Scaria

Wayanad
Mob: 9072865000
deicwayanad2014@gmail.com

Vinsha Vilasachandran

Kannur
Mob: 9946661451
deic.knr@gmail.com

Shibu T Nair

Kasargode
Mob: 9946900792
deicksd@gmail.com