Ministry of Education Worried About Health Checkup Coverage in Jammu and Kashmir Schools (Poshan Abhiyaan)
Ministry of Education Worried About Health Checkup Coverage in Jammu and Kashmir Schools (Poshan Abhiyaan)

CURE International India Trust (CIIT) J&K office, Anantnag This city’s Government Medical College (GMC) hospital hosted a full day of continuing medical education (CME) on the topic of clubfoot therapy for physicians and medical assistants on Saturday.

In conjunction with the GMC’s department of orthopaedics and spine surgery, the fifth Ponseti technique of clubfoot care refresher course was held.


The Ponseti method of clubfoot care and the most recent approaches for treating clubfoot across the globe were the subjects of lectures given by renowned orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Mathew Varghese and Dr. Vikas Gupta.

In order to educate the assembled physicians on how to properly treat clubfoot, the two tenotomized and cast their patients right there and then.

Rubia Hamid, the State Programme Coordinator (CIIT) in J&K, stated, “Our specialists Dr. Varghese and Dr. Gupta talked about the spectrum of clubfoot deformity and other associated difficulties.

CIIT’s project in J&K aims to eliminate clubfoot-related handicap. It now operates six clinics around the state.

The clinics at the GMC Hospital Anantnag, SKIMS Medical College Bemina, JLNM Hospital Rainawari, Bone and Joint Hospital Srinagar, GMC Hospital Jammu, and the Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu are all open and operating normally, Hamid added.

In addition to offering free braces to children who are malformed, we are treating over 1800 kids throughout the state at no cost to them.

Over 150 babies a day are born in India with clubfoot, says CIIT.

The program’s goal is to raise awareness of clubfoot as a treatable condition and the devastating consequences of ignoring it.

“Our active collaboration with the organisation in terms of performing casts and tenotomy on the children born with deformity is moving in the right direction to eradicate the clubfoot,” said Dr. Younis Kamal, head of the department of orthopaedics and spine surgery. “CIIT’s programme has benefited a lot of parents.”

Parents whose infants are born with clubfeet are eligible for free therapy and braces at participating hospitals thanks to an initiative operated by the Centre for Infant and Early Intervention Technology (CIIT).



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