Dental caries, gum diseases, malocclusion of teeth and oral cancers are
major health problems in the State, prevalent even in the
socio-economically well urban areas. Although all of these may not be
life-threatening, they can cause lots of morbidity, psychological stress
and its treatment is expensive. Premature loss of important oral tissues
in children and increase trends of cases of Oral cancer in adults are
the major concerns of the health provider. Morbidity and mortality rate
resulting from these diseases can to a large extent be reduced,
controlled and prevented through public education and motivation,
setting up of proper infrastructure with additional manpower and mass
awareness campaign programme at school levels.
Upgradation of Infrastructure:
Renovation of poor
existing infrastructure and installation of new complete Dental
Equipments in 6 (Six) district hospitals will be undertaking.
installation of 1 (One) OPG Machine (Ortho Pantomogram) to detect
Maxillo-Mandible Skeletal diseases in NHAK.
Continue the services of
31 existing Dental Surgeons on Contractual basis under NRHM during
Placement of 11 Dental
Hygienist/ Dental Nurses will be placed in all 11 District
Oral Health Mobile Services :
5 (Five) Districts are
proposed to be equipped with complete Mobile units for the purpose
of conducting Oral Health Camps and Oral Cancer Detection Camps.
School & community Oral Health Programme:
Screening of school
children for oro-dental problems will be under taken in 110 schools
spreading in 11 districts with active involvement of NGO’s and Civil
Societies. This will be carried out in closed co-ordination with
unemployed Dental Surgeons and private practitioners in the State
with special focus to CHC & PHC level.
billboards, pamphlets, handouts etc. will be displayed in all the
Health centres and strategic public places in all the districts.
Village opinion leaders and church leaders and Ashas will be
involved in this programme. Training manuals will be made available
for all Health workers in the districts.
Surveillance activities will be continued in all the Health Units
wherever Dental Surgeons are placed during 2012-2013.
Training & Capacity Building:
Short term training for
awareness and disease identification will be conducted for Nurses,
Health workers and Ashas. Regular continue dental education
programme will be conducted for Dental Surgeons to upgrade the
knowledge and skills of Oral diseases identification and management
of Oral Health Care delivery system.
Dentist at work
Dental Health Camp
Dental check up
Participants at a
free dental health camp
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