Sambhav Prayas & NRC – Nalanda

Sambhav Prayas - Nalanda-Bihar - Nalanda Name :-Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) State:-Bihar Areas covered :- Rescued children from trafficking networks and Runaway.

Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC) is a unit where children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) are treated. In NRC children are admitted and provided with medical and nutritional therapeutic, feed preparation for admitted mothers. Once discharged from the NRC, the child continues to be in the Nutrition Rehabilitation program till she/he attains the defined discharge criteria from the program. Severe Acute Malnutrition is an important contributing factor for most deaths amongst children suffering from common childhood illness, such as diarrhea and pneumonia. Deaths amongst SAM children are preventable, provided timely and appropriate actions are taken.

Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) are being set up in the health facilities for inpatient management of severely malnourished children, with counselling of mothers for proper feeding and once they are on the road to recovery, they are sent back home with regular follow up.

Malnutrition and child
Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children. In response to this major challenge, and one of the key decisions of Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges, Ministry of Women and Child Development has prepared an IEC campaign against malnutrition. This campaign has the pro bono services of Shri Aamir Khan and has the active support from UNICEF and other development partners. The overall objective of the nationwide information, education and communication campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition, health.

Objectives of NRC To control severe acute malnutrition(SAM) and provide facility basded care to SAM children among 6-59 months children in the state
To halve the percentage of SAM children in the state
To improve access to basic preventive and curative services.
To encourage sustainable behavior change.
To support caring services.
To stimulate social mobilization by the community.
To demand better health services and Accountability.

Role of Prayas in NRC - Overview
Prayas is running two NRC centers in Bihar, one at Supaul and the other at Nalanda under the guidance and directions of concerned District Health Society.The NRC Supaul which is situated at the Supaul Sadar Hospital Campus had been functionally started on July, 29, 2011 whereas the NRC Nalanda was started on July, 19, 2011. The NRC Supaul was inaugurated by the then District Magistrate of Supaul Mr. Kumar Ravi whereas NRC Nalanda was inaugurated by the General Secretary of Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Mr. Amod K Kanth. The NRC Supaul after its inception is running continuously till date with great success whereas the NRC Nalanda was closed in February 2012 due to some reasons. Again on July, 17, 2012 it was reopened and inaugurated by the then District Magistrate of Nalanda Mr. Sanjay Agrawal. The NRC Supaul has successfully completed twenty eight batches and the twenty ninth batch is going to be completed on August, 25, 2013. The NRC Nalanda has been successfully completed twenty fourth batches and the twenty fifth batch has been started on August, 21, 2013 and is going to be completed by September, 11, 2013. As evident, one batch takes twenty one days to complete its cycle.

In each of the NRC the team consists of the following- Medical Doctor
Staff Nurse
Nutritionist – cum – Counsellor
Cook
Caretakers
Security Guard

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