The Government expanded the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), which was initially launched in three districts of Ambala, Karnal and Panchkula in July 2013, to the entire state, a spokesman said.

A similar programme by the name of 'Indira Bal Swasthya Yojna' is being run in Haryana since 2010.

"It will now be renamed Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram and will be implemented in Haryana on the guidelines of Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) as launched by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in February 2013," he said.

The RBSK is a child health screening and early intervention services programme to provide comprehensive care, including free of cost treatment (surgical as well as medical) to all the children (from their birth to 18 years of age) registered in anganwadi centres, government and government aided schools of Haryana.

The children are treated for birth defects, diseases, deficiencies and developmental delays, including disability.


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