District Early Intervention Center (DEIC) under NHM

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9846671711 deictvm@gmail.com

Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services under NHM
The broad goals and services for DEIC include:
a. Screening of children from birth-18 years for 4D's Diseases, Deficiencies, Disability and Developmental delays
b. Early Identification of selected Health conditions
c. Holistic Assessment
d. Investigations
e. Diagnosis
f. Intervention
g. Referral
h. Prevention
i. Psycho-social Interventions

DEIC should be aiming at early detection and early intervention so as to minimize disabilities among growing children. WHO has stated that defect or developmental delay leads to functional disability and these functional disability in turn lead to handicap if not addressed adequately. DEIC should aim at detection of defect and minimize disability through intervention.
Medical services and professionals rendering such services are the best entry point for such
activity because of general acceptance across section of society for such conditions. Social,
educational, vocational and economic rehabilitation services should then work in tandem for
maximizing the effect.

b. Supplementary services:
Disability certificates : with other members of the disability board (DEIC Manager)Liaison with other departments under various ministries: (DEIC Manager)
e.g. A) Disability division of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE):
a) Assistive technology devices and services - equipment and services that are used to improve or maintain the abilities of a child to participate in such activities as Hearing,Seeing (Vision), Moving, Communication and learning to compensate with a specific biological limitation.
b) Special Education services for: School age groups from six to sixteen, Pre- Vocational training for age 16-18 years and Vocational training for the age of 18
c) Aids and appliances: Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / Fitting of Aids and Appliances under the “Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP)” Scheme, with the objective of assisting needy persons with disabilities in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation.
d) Rehabilitation of the differently abled child above 6 years of age at the Rehabilitation centers in that state e.g. District Disability Rehabilitation Centers (DDRCs) for the districts where they are functional or Composite Regional Centers(CRCs) or National Institutes/Regional Centers etc.
e) Family support services esp. for children having Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental retardation, multiple disabilities. These Services would be to support those children who would require long term support and would focus on supporting the child in their natural environments and in their everyday experiences and activities. All services would be provided using a family-centered approach, recognizing the importance of working in partnership with the family. However whenever a detailed domain specific management would be required they would be referred to the DEIC.

District Contact numbers and email ID's
Alappuzha 9846413850 deicalpy@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Ernakulam 8129340385 ekmdeic@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Kasargod 8606060806 deicksd@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Kottayam 9446239673 deicmktym@gmail.com(link sends e-mail),deicmktm@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Kollam 9605078739 deickollam@yahoo.in(link sends e-mail),deickollam@yahoo.in(link sends e-mail)
Kozhikkode9995777007 ajeesht85@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Kannur 9497435069 deic.knr@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Thrissur 9946170998 deictsr@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) deictsr@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Trivandrum9846671711 deictvm@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Palakkad 9946105581 deicpkd@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Pathanamthitta 9495554242 deicpta@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Malappuram 8589009577 deicmlpm@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)
Wayanad 8547558984 deiccordwayanad2014@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)deicwayanad2014@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)