Preventive Health & Nutrition
Children on the streets live in unsanitary conditions and are prone to various infections and diseases. Therefore, regular medical check-ups of the children are done at the full care residential centres and contact points. Individual health cards are maintained for each child. Whenever required, pathological tests are conducted as per the recommendation of the doctors. We have a full-time doctor employed with SBT solely for this purpose. Apart from that we also invite external doctors or get our children treated by specialists at hospitals. Children are regularly vaccinated against Hepatitis-B and tetanus. Also, health camps are organised at contact points to strengthen awareness and support the basic health needs of the communities.
To meet the nutritional needs of children, nutritionally-balanced and hot-cooked meals are served at residential centres and contact points. The meals are prepared in the kitchen space provided at the centre under the supervision of staff members to ensure safe and hygienic practices. In some cases, children have special nutritional requirements due to illness such as tuberculosis and malnutrition. Such children are provided with special nutrition including protein supplements, additional servings of fruits and milk as prescribed by the doctor.