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During the three months (1st Februay 2015 to 30th April 2015), 51 malnourished children were admitted (24 Boys and 27 Girls). In this particular period, we have successfully discharged 47 children. We make an effort to cure all children who are facing the problem of malnutrition.
The steps to cure a malnourished child:
By following these steps, children who have achieved the target weight of 15% when discharged are asked to come for 4 follow ups to check if they are healthy or have they started losing weight.
We also have done capacity building of mothers and family on health, hygiene and nutrition in both NRC.
Name of the child – Priyanshu
Father’s Name – Pappu
Mother’s name – Rambha
Village – Rasulpur Turki
Age- 24 month
Priyanshu is the daughter of Pappu and Rambha who lives at Rasulpur village. Rambha and her husband were illiterate and work as a labor. They are financially very poor and unable to treat their family properly. Priyanshu was not well from many days and her parents were visited many doctors but she didn’t cured. Then, they took her to a doctor at Hajipur where DPT was done and they got to know that her liver size was increased, due to expensive treatment they couldn’t afford and left it in-between. One day, an ASHA worker told them about NRC and its facilities. At first, they were not ready to send their daughter; but after counseling they understood and ready to admit her to NRC Mahua. At the time of admission her weight was:-
Weight- 6.890 Kg Height – 74 cm Grade - <-350
After admission Priyanshu’s appetite test was failed. She was not able to drink the amount of milk that was given to her. She gradually started drinking milk and after four days she was able to drink properly. Priyanshu’s Fb% was very low due to which she was very inactive. She was also suffering from breathing problem. Antibiotic, folic acid potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron was given to her. After some days travol, dexona, betnesol, liver tonic also given to her.
After seeing the growth chart of Priyanshu, her family was very happy to see the improvement. Then on 8th day khichdi(mixture of rice and pulses) was given to her and she was able to eat properly. After that her mother was also counseled about nutrition and food.
At the time of discharge:-
Weight – 8.080 gm Height – 74.6 cm Grade- <-150
With the overall improvement in Priyanshu, her famiy was very happy and thankful to NRC.
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