BASELINE /HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
SCHOOL HEALTH CAMP
Children spend most of their time in schools and it is an ideal setting where their health issues can be addressed. Thus the WHO has come up with a school promotional model which tries to address four ‘D’s viz. Defects at birth, Deficiencies, Diseases, and Development delays including disability. Total Health has adopted this comprehensive “School Health Program” approach and designed a protocol to protect and promote the health and well-being of students and staff which is inclusive of health services, a healthful school environment, and health education, aiming at early identification and intervention for children from birth to eighteen years of age. About six thousand students have been covered under this scheme. During the screening camps, seventeen cases suspected of CVS diseases were detected. Total Health facilitated investigations for students suspected of these through the team from Apollo Children’s heart hospital, Chennai. Seven students were confirmed to be having VSD/ASD, Surgery was done at Apollo Hospitals Chennai and Nellore free of cost and all seven children are cured and leading a normal life.
EYE SCREENING CAMP
Eye Camps are organized by Total Health with the support from GAPIO and other philanthropic organizations. In the last camp organized by GAPIO, 1355 underwent screening for various eye related ailments across 51 villages from Thavanampalle Mandal of Chittoor District. Two Hundred Eight Five were detected with refractive errors which were corrected by providing glasses, 186 required IOL Surgery, 13 pterygium excision, 19 Retina replacement whereas 31 needed further eye evaluation. In the first phase Total Health facilitated 59 IOL surgeries in Sankara Eye Hospitals, Chennai in conjunction with Jain Sangh, Chittoor whilst another 512 got spectacles (glasses) for their refractive error.
NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE & CANCER SCREENING CAMPS
As part of Health outreach initiative, Total Health conducts regular camps for Diabetes through which more than 2000 have been benefitted till date. Also, cancer screening camps are organized to generate awareness and for early detection.. To date 13 cases of cervical cancer and 04 cases of breast cancer have been detected and treated through the Apollo hosps at Aragonda and Chennai and at a charitable hospital at Tirupati.