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Anaemia screening camp opens

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A programme to check haemoglobin level among the high school and junior college students has begun in the district. The district administration set a target of tesing least 28,059 students as part of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakramam (RBSK) to make Telangana free from anaemia. The screening of students for anaemia began on January 24 and will continue till January 27.
The Medical and Health officials identified 28,059 students of class 8 to Intermediate in 59 high schools and 11 junior colleges, two model schools and 15 KGBVs, social welfare hostels, tribal welfare hostels, BC, Minority residential educational institutions.
District in-charge immunisation officer Siddhardha appealed to the students to undergo blood tests without any hesitation.
The blood tests on students commenced from Wednesday.
If the students found anaemic they will be admitted to hospitals and take remedial measures to check the health complications they might face during teenage.
The District Educational Officer, Ashok, said that the screening of students for anaemia has begun from students of classes 8 plus two levels. The tests help diagnose anaemia and other health complicatinsamong students. Therefore, parents should encourage students to undergo the blood tests.
Under the programmes of Rashtreeya Bal Swasthya and Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya programmes, 10 teams have been constituted.
These teams would conduct blood screening tests in schools at least on 100 students. If the haemoglobin level is eight, it is regarded as normal.
If the haemoglobin level is found to be 6 or 7, the students will be given multi-vitamin tablets, iron and folic acid tablets. If the anaemia level is serious, the patients will be hospitalized and will have to undergo blood transfusion.

Tests for blood cancer, Thalassemia, sickle-cell anaemia will also be conducted on the patients.
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