Worms, malaria, malnutrition and vision problems stalk Savar children

Jamshedpur:A medical check-up camp was organized by Yuva at Savar Nagar, Tangrain village, Potka in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand today. More than 30 children were examined by Dr. Mrityunjay Kumar in the health camp. This was the first step towards the launch of a Savar Community School in the area with a view to enabling and encouraging Savar children to join the mainstream of formal education.

Most of the children were found to be suffering from malnutrition, Vitamin A deficiency, vision problems, worms and malarial symptoms. The doctor prescribed Albendazole and Vitamin A doses for all the children and recommended that all the family members of a child be taken to an eye hospital for examination as they were found to be suffering from vision-related problems.

The doctor has recommended that all the children be de-wormed and Vitamin A be administered to them as the first step towards protecting their health. His recommendations would be carried out soon.

Yuva team and the doctor reached Savar Nagar around 11 a.m. and soon the children were brought to the camp. The doctor examined them one-by-one with the help of Yuva volunteers.

Meanwhile, Yuva volunteers have already started preparing the Savar children for joining the Savar Community School. Thanks to friendly persuasion, joyful Savar children have already started joining our preparatory classes.

Savar Community School will be inaugurated on Monday by Mrs. Anita Devi, the vice-chairman of Jamshedpur East District Council. All preparations have been made for the same.