National program for prevention and control of deafness (India)
National Program for prevention and control of deafness (India)
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Outline of the Presentation
• Parts of ear and basic ear care
• Causes of hearing impairment
• Grades of hearing impairment
• Impact of hearing impairment
• Foundation for NPPCD
• Burden statement of hearing impairment in India
• Evolution of NPPCD
• Diagnostic algorithms and standard treatment guidelines for
management of common ear conditions
• Situation review of ear and hearing care services in India
• The way ahead: proposals in 12th five year plan
• Take home message
PARTS OF EAR AND BASIC EAR CARE
CAUSES OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT
Fetal life/early neonatal life
3. Intake of Chloroquine during pregnancy
5. Neonatal jaundice
GRADES OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT
1. WHO report. Global burden of disease, 2000.
2. Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act, 1995 as well as under the Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992.
Any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological, or anatomical
structure or function.
Any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in a manner or within
the range considered normal for a human being.
A disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or
disability, that limits or prevents the fulfillment of a role that is normal
(depending on age, sex, and social and cultural practice) for that individual. It
thus reflects interaction with and adaptation to the individual’s surroundings.
WHO. International classification of impairment, disabilty and handicap, 2000. 12
Grade Audiometric ISO value Impairment description
(mean of 500, 1000,
2000, 4000 Hz)
a) 0 (no impairment) 25 dBHL or less (better ear) No or very slight problems.
Able to hear whispers
b) 1 (Slight impairment) 26-40 dBHL (better ear) Able to hear and repeat
words spoken in normal
voice at 1 metre
c) 2 (Moderate impairment) 41-60 dBHL (better ear) Able to hear and repeat
words using raised voice at
d) 3 (severe impairment) 61-80 dBHL (better ear) Able to hear some words
when shouted in better ear
e) 4 (Profound impairment) 81 dBHL or greater (better ear) Unable to hear and
understand even shouted
• “Person with Disability” means a person suffering from not less than 40% of
any disability certified by a medical authority.
• “Hearing Impairment” as defined in the Act means loss of 60 dB or more in
the better ear in the conventional range of frequencies.
Category Type of impairment dB Level Speech discrimination % of impairment
I Mild 26-40 80-100% <40%
II Moderate 41-55 50-80% 40-50%
III Severe 56-70 40-50% 50-75%
IV a. Total deafness No hearing No discrimination 100%
b. Near Total 91 and above no discrimination 100%
c. Profound 71-90 <40% 75-100% 14
• The WHO definition of ‘deafness’ refers to the complete loss of hearing
ability in one or two ears. The cases included in this category will be those
having hearing loss more than 90 decibels in the better ear (profound
impairment) or total loss of hearing in both the ears.
• The WHO definition of ‘hearing impairment’ refers to both complete and
partial loss of the ability to hear (grades 2, 3 and 4).
• In India, by RCI Act, 1992, "hearing handicap" is defined as hearing
impairment of 70 decibels and above, in better ear or total loss of hearing in
• A person with hearing levels of 61 to 70 decibels, (although suffering from
severe hearing impairment, as per WHO classification), is automatically
excluded in the hearing handicapped category.
• Persons with Disability Act,1995 states that ‘hearing impairment’ is a
disability and a "person with disability" means a person suffering from not
less than forty per cent of any disability as certified by a medical authority.
• In addition, in its Section 2(l), “hearing disability” has been redefined as –
“a hearing disabled person is one who has the hearing loss of 60 decibels or
more in the better ear for conversational range of frequencies”.
Percentage of hearing handicap can be calculated by the following formula:-
• Degree of handicap
• The average pure tone hearing level in the 3 speech frequencies 500,1000 &
2000 Hz is calculated. If this average is ‘X’, then 25 is deducted from it eg.
X-25.This value is then multiplied by 1.5.
• [Average of 3 speech frequencies minus 25] multiply by 1.5.
• Similarly, the percentage of hearing impairment is calculated for the other
• The total hearing handicap of a person is then calculated as follows:
[(Better ear % x 5) + (Worse ear %)] ÷ 6
IMPACT OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND EAR DISEASE
1. Cost to the health departments for treatment of ear disease
2. Low levels of education if families with hearing impaired children cannot
afford education or are not offered education
3. Loss of income if HI people do not find work
4. Cost of support to families
5. Social isolation and stigmatism of patient
FOUNDATION FOR NPPCD
Prevention and Control of Deafness and Hearing Impairment. Report of an Inter-country
Consultation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17-20 December 2002. World Health
Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi. March 2003
• An inter-country consultation on Prevention of Deafness and Hearing
Impairment was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 17 to 20 Dec 2002.
• 9 countries, 5 INGOs participated in the consultation.
• India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Bhutan, Maldives
1. To review the situation of Deafness and Hearing Impairment in each
member country of the SEA Region;
2. To share experiences on successes and constraints in different countries;
3. To identify key actions relating to prevention of deafness and hearing
impairment to formulate strategic responses to the problem in SEA. 21
MAJOR OUTCOMES (Guidelines)
1. A national policy for prevention and control of deafness is needed in all
countries. This should take into account the existing situation and available
2. The policy should have special focus on providing services at the primary
level in underserved areas, give attention to the secondary (mid) level for
referral, and appropriately strengthen tertiary care.
3. Control of ear infection should be the major goal in the initial years, beside
early detection, intervention and management of hearing impairment (URTI
4. The policy should promote production and distribution of low-cost, good
quality hearing aids.
5. The policy should encourage creation of awareness among public,
physicians, paediatricians, obstetricians, pharmacists, paramedics, and
school teachers about ear infections and related risk factors for hearing
6. Policies should be formulated for conservation of hearing through
legislation and enforcement of laws for noise control (industrial noise,
7. Programmes for prevention and control of deafness should be built around
existing health infrastructure.
8. While developing policies, emphasis should be placed on rapid
development of all categories of human resources within the framework of
a team approach (hearing and speech personnel and teachers for the deaf).
9. Priorities for diseases control in the Member Countries were identified on
the basis of burden of disease, feasibility of implementation and availability
Priority conditions: Middle ear infections
BURDEN STATEMENT OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN INDIA
1. State of hearing and ear care in the SEA Region. WHO-SEARO; 2003.
2. Disabled persons in India, NSS 58th round (July–December 2002) Report no. 485
(58/ 26/1). New Delhi: National Sample Survey Organization, Ministry of Statistics
and Programme Implementation, Government of India, 2003.
• In 2003, using WHO protocol, prevalence of hearing impairment in India
was estimated to be 6.3% or approximately 63 million people suffering from
significant auditory loss.
• The estimated prevalence of adult onset deafness in India was found to be
7.6% and childhood onset deafness to be 2%.
• The National Sample Survey (NSS) 58th round (2002) surveyed disability
both in urban and rural households and found that hearing disability was the
second most common cause of disability after locomotor disability.
• Hearing loss accounted for 9% of all disabilities in urban and 10% in rural
areas. The number of persons with hearing disability per 1,00,000 persons
was 291; higher in rural (310) compared with urban regions (236).
• Of these, 32% had profound and 39% had severe hearing disability, 7% were
born with hearing disability, and about 56% and 62% reported onset of
hearing disability at age >60 years in rural and urban areas, respectively.
• Common causes (WHO survey): Ear wax (15.9%), presbycusis (10.3%),
middle ear infections such as chronic suppurative otitis media (5.2%) and
serous otitis media (3%), dry perforation of tympanic membrane (0.5%), and
bilateral genetic and congenital deafness (0.2%).
• Common causes (The NSS 58th round): In about 25% and 30% cases, for
rural and urban India, respectively, the probable cause was old age. Of the
other reasons, ear discharge and other illnesses were identified as the cause
by a comparatively large proportion of persons with hearing disability. Also,
in the same survey, nearly 1% of hearing disabled persons reported German
measles/rubella as the cause of hearing disability.
Hearing loss is the second most common cause of years lived with
disability (YLD) accounting for 4.7% of the total YLD.
EVOLUTION OF NPPCD
A National Committee for Prevention and Control of Deafness was formed
under the Chairmanship of the DGHS. It developed the framework for NPPCD.
The various activities of this committee include:
1. Development of detailed programme implementation guidelines
2. Development of suitable awareness material such as posters, flip charts,
audio clips, television clips
3. Adaptation of WHO training manuals for purpose of trainings of manpower
4. Development, standardization and circulation of training presentations for
use under the programme
5. Development and field testing of protocol for school screening activities
6. Development of guidelines regarding hearing aid fitting under the
7. Development of guidelines regarding community based screening camps
under the programme
8. Development of guidelines for infant hearing screening in the country
9. State of art literature review and developing recommendations regarding
rubella vaccination in the country
10. Monitoring of the programme
The Government of India initiated the National Programme for Prevention
and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) in August 2006.
• It was initially started as a pilot project and was implemented in 25 districts
in 10 states and 1 union territory.
• Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka,
Manipur, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh.
• The expansion was proposed in a phased manner, with inclusion of 45 new
districts each year, and at the end of the 11th FYP, it was proposed to cover
50% of the districts in all the pilot states (except UP) and 25% of the
districts in all the other states/UTs.
• It has been up-scaled to include 203 districts in all states and union
territories at the end of the 11th FYP (2007–12).
• The programme has been integrated within the National Rural Health
Mission at the state and district levels.
• Under the NPPCD, funds for execution of the programme are given to the
state health society and programme committee of NRHM to carry out
various activities through district health societies.
• The role of the state committee is to function as a supervisory and
monitoring authority for smooth conduct of the strategies to prevent and
• The district health society and programme committee are expected to
prepare a micro-plan on an on-going basis and to operationalize programme
components at the district level through coordination between different
agencies and partners - government, non-government and community
NATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR PREVENTION AND
CONTROL OF DEAFNESS (NPPCD)
LONG TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMME
To prevent and control major causes of hearing impairment and
deafness, so as to reduce the total disease burden by 25% of the
existing burden by the end of eleventh five year plan.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
1. To prevent the avoidable hearing loss on account of disease or injury.
2. Early identification, diagnosis and treatment of ear problems responsible
for hearing loss and deafness.
3. To medically rehabilitate persons of all age groups, suffering with
4. To strengthen the existing inter-sectorial linkages for continuity of the
rehabilitation programme, for persons with deafness.
5. To develop institutional capacity for ear care services by providing
support for equipment and material and training personnel.
COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAMME
1. Manpower training and development
For prevention, early identification and management of hearing
impaired and deafness cases, training would be provided from medical
college level specialists (ENT and Audiology) to grass root level
Level 1: State medical college experts (1 Day)
Level 2: District level ENT officers (5 Days) and Audiologists (2 Days)
Level 3: Obstetricians/Gynecologists and Pediatricians at district and
CHC level (1 Day)
Level 4: Medical Officer under CHC/PHC, Medical Officer under
school health scheme, and Medical Officers involved in
industrial health (2 Days)
Level 5: CDPO, AW supervisors, MPWs, ANM and PHN (1 Day)
Level 6: AWW, ASHA and TBA (4 Hours)
Level 7: Primary school teachers, Panchayat members, Mahila Mandals
and parents of HI children.
2. Capacity building
a) PHCs and CHCs
• ENT kit is provided to all PHC’s/CHC’s in the selected districts for
screening of ear morbidity and detection of hearing loss.
• The equipment to be provided:
a) Head light b) Ear specula c) Ear syringe d) Otoscope
e) Jobson horne probe f) Tuning fork g) Noise maker
Borospirit ear drops, wax dissolving drops and antibiotic ear drops,
including cotton swabs and normal saline solution for use by the Health
b) District Hospitals
• The district hospital is an important centre for management of ear problems
and deafness cases referred from the health care facilities at various levels.
• The equipment to be provided:
a) Microscope b) Micro drill
c) Micro ear surgery instruments d) Pure tone audiometer
e) Impedance audiometer f) OAE machine
g) Sound room
3. Service provision including rehabilitation
Screening camps for early detection, management and rehabilitation of
hearing and speech impaired cases at different levels of health care
Service components include:
a) Early detection
b) Ear screening camps
c) Treatment (medical and surgical)
d) Appropriate referral/rehabilitation of hearing and speech disorders and
hearing aid provision.
e) Awareness creation in the community.
a) EARLY DETECTION
• The detection is by sensitized personnel at grass root level
• House-to-house surveys by AWW and ASHA under supervision of MPW
(deafness cases noted in disability column of ANM’s Village register).
• District level pediatricians and gynecologists, ENT doctors/audiologists
• School teachers, School Health doctors, PHC/CHC doctors
b) EAR SCREENING CAMPS
• Screening camps will be organised at the PHC/CHC and District level for
screening the general population in respect of ear problems, hearing
impairment and deafness.
• Ear screening camps will be conducted by the PHC/CHC doctors and district
level ENT specialists, trained under the programme.
• The screening camps will be facilitated by the NGOs, identified by the
District Health camps and experience of work at the community level.
• One screening camp will be organized per month at any PHC or CHC or
District hospital by rotation.
• Public Health Nurses and MPWs would provide treatment of common ear
aliments such as ear wax, ASOM under the guidance of the PHC doctor.
• Trained PHC/CHC doctors will provide early diagnosis of ear diseases and
treatment of all common ear aliments.
• All persons requiring special diagnostic facilities, complicated cases and
those needing surgical intervention will be referred to the District hospital.
• The District level ENT doctors and audiologists will provide comprehensive
preventive, promotive, curative and medical rehabilitative services.
• The District level paediatricians will be responsible for treating ear diseases
so that progress to deafness can be prevented.
• Effective linkages would be developed from peripheral level to district level
with the help of functionaries and personnel from grass root level (AWW,
ASHA and sensitized parents), sub-centre level (MPWs), PHC medical
officers, PHNs, school teachers and school health doctors, private
practitioners and District level doctors.
• Equipment required:
Head light, Otoscopes, Tuning forks, 2 or more aural probes, and
syringe, cannula, saline etc. for wax removal by syringing.
c) SCHOOL LEVEL SCREENING
• Each year, all children attending primary schools in the selected districts
should be screened for the presence of ear & hearing problems, such as:
a) Impacted earWax b) Secretory Otitis media
c) Suppurative Otitis media d) Otomycosis/otitis externa
• Refer to higher centre for further management wherever indicated,
a) Follow up for medical treatment
b) Surgical treatment
c) Audiological assessment or work up
d) Specialized diagnostic work up (X-rays, CT scan etc.)
e) Guidance and Counselling
• Those children, who are positive for ear and hearing disease should then be
subjected to clinical screening.
a) The clinical screening should be carried out by the School doctor.
Wherever, such a person is unavailable, the task may be taken over by
the PHC doctor or any other MBBS level doctor trained under the
programme or else any ENT doctor.
b) The names & details of all children being screened must be recorded
in a register by the teacher coordinator at the time of clinical
4. Awareness generation through IEC activities
For early identification of hearing impaired, especially children so that
timely management of such cases is possible and to remove the stigma
attached to deafness.
• Community level health workers and doctors undertake this activity on a
• Sensitization is done regarding various aspects relating to early detection of
hearing loss, and ill effects of hearing loss on the speech, mental and social
development of the child.
• Information regarding various treatment modalities as well as techniques of
EXPECTED BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME
1. Large scale direct benefit of various services like prevention, early
identification, treatment, referral, rehabilitation etc. for hearing impairment
and deafness, by a decrease in the magnitude of hearing impaired persons.
2. Decrease in the severity/extent of hearing impairment
3. Improved service network for the persons with hearing impairment in the
states and districts covered under the project.
4. Awareness creation regarding prevention of hearing loss among the health
workers/grass-root level workers through PHC medical officers and district
5. Larger community participation and creation of a collective responsibility
framework in the broad spectrum of the society to prevent hearing loss.
6. Leadership building in PHC medical officers to help create better
sensitization in the grassroots level which will ultimately ensure better
implementation of the programme.
7. Capacity building at the district hospitals to ensure better care.
8. State of the art department of ENT at the medical colleges in the state/union
territory under the project.
1. Central Coordination Committee (CCC)- It acts as a Coordinating body,
in order to oversee, evaluate and monitor the implementation of the
• Representatives of Directorate General of Health Services/Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare (2)
• Representative of WHO (1)
• ENT specialists/experts (2)
• Audiologists and speech therapists (2)
• Public Health expert (1)
• Representative of RCI (1)
2. State level
1. State Health Society and Programme Committee, under NRHM
2. State Nodal Officer
Preferably an ENT surgeon at the directorate/Secretariat level who will
provide technical guidance and expertise to the State Health Society for
the purpose of implementation of the programme in the various districts
of the state.
a) Preparation of State plans
b) Monitor and supervise implementation of NPPCD
c) Release and monitor flow of funds to District Health Societies
d) Review & compile the activities by DNOs/District Health Society in the
expenditure of funds and activities of the programme. 54
3. District level
1. District Health Society and Programme Committee, under NRHM
2. District Nodal Officer
Preferably an ENT surgeon working in the district hospital/district
health society level who will provide technical guidance and
programme management expertise to the District Health Society for the
purpose of implementation of the programme in the district.
a) Planning and preparattion of district micro-plan
b) Implementation of the programme through utilization of government
facilities, NGOs and community participation
c) Monitoring of programme
d) Social mobilization and public awareness
e) Monitoring and Financial Assistance to NGOs for organizing camps
3. District Hospital
The ENT Surgeon and the Audiologist at the District hospital will be
the key persons for implementation of the programme.
a) Assistance in providing audiological services
b) Assistance in conduct of screening camps
c) Assistance in training programmes
d) Monitoring and Evaluation of programme
e) Maintenance of Database
4. Teacher for the young Hearing Impaired
It is proposed that a teacher may be inducted on contractual basis, to
look after the therapy and training of the young hearing impaired
children at the district level.
a) Training, therapy & early education for the young hearing impaired child56ren.
SCHEMES FOR VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
• For the purpose of the schemes, a voluntary organization means:
a) A society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act,
1860 or a charitable public trust registered under any law for the time
being in force.
b) Track record of having experience in providing health/
rehabilitative services preferably related to hearing/speech services
over a minimum period of 3 years.
c) Having available well-trained staff, infrastructure and the required
managerial expertise to organize and carry out health camps.
• The NGO scheme will be implemented through the SNO. The SNO will
select NGOs in their respective state as per the prescribed criteria.
• The funds for conducting screening camps would be released to state health
• Periodic monitoring will be carried out by the MOHFW, SNO and DNO in
order to ensure proper functioning of the scheme and suggest modifications
• The NGO will implement the programme activities by means of organizing
of camps at periodic intervals.
• The camps will be held at PHC/CHC/District hospital level in every district
twice a month.
• These NGOs will sensitize the community (IEC activities) prior to the camp
regarding the complaints related to the hearing impairment. People with
such complaints should be encouraged to attend these camps.
• Appropriate and prompt referral should be ensured for detected cases.
• The NGO may also use suitable innovative measures to improve the
effectiveness of the camp.
• Grant-in-aid to NGO for this scheme is Rs 10,000 per camp.
GUIDELINES TO PRESCRIBE BTE HEARING AIDS UNDER NPPCD
• These guidelines shall be followed by the ENT Surgeons who will be
prescribing the hearing aids to the beneficiaries.
• Family income should be less than Rs.6,500/- per month to obtain the
hearing aid free of cost, however, testing for hearing aids prescription for
hearing aids shall be provided to all irrespective of income.
• The hearing aids will be provided only to the Hearing Impaired children (up
to the age of 14 years).
• Hearing aids are to be given only after an ENT clearance and not to be given
in case there is active ear discharge or any external ear infection.
• A person is a candidate for hearing aid if he has sensory neural hearing loss
or hearing loss with a conductive component which cannot be treated
medically or surgically.
• Separate guidelines are provided for adults, children who cannot be
conditioned to respond, and children who have limited or no speech.
• All the cases who have been prescribed and issued a hearing aid have to be
counselled regarding optimum use, care and maintenance of the hearing aid
including the ear mould.
• Replacement/re-issue of a hearing aid will be done only after 3 years of
AND STANDARD TREATMENT GUIDELINES
FOR MANAGEMENT OF COMMON EAR CONDITIONS
SITUATION REVIEW AND UPDATE ON DEAFNESS, HEARING
LOSS AND INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES
Proposed Plans of Action for Prevention and Alleviation of Hearing Impairment in
Countries of the South-East Asia Region.
Report of WHO SEARO, New Delhi, December 2007
• To assess the prevalence and nature of deafness in the SEA Region.
• To assess the prevalence and nature of ear diseases in the Region.
• To identify the structure and plan of action at the national level.
• To identify the facilities and activities at the primary, middle and tertiary
level of health services.
• To identify weaknesses and strengths, and short and long-term needs.
• To develop a combined profile on infrastructure in the SEA Region.
1. A National Policy for prevention of deafness and hearing impairment exists
in Indonesia, India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
2. No environment noise control legislation exists in Bhutan, Maldives, Sri
Lanka and Nepal. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Thailand have in place
a legislation/law for environment noise control.
3. Primary ear and hearing care (PEHC) is the strategy of choice for the
provision and implementation of prevention of deafness and hearing
impairment (PDHI). There is a need to develop PEHC programme in
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
4. INDIA Scenario: Manpower
a) Total No. of doctors 5,00,000
Ratio of doctors to the population 1 : 2,224.5
b) Number of ENT Specialists 8,000
Ratio to the population 1 : 1,39,028
c) Number of micro-ear surgeons 4,000
Ratio to the population 1 : 2,78,056
d) Audiologists 1,200
Audiologists per total population 1 : 92,16,854
e) Teachers for the deaf 4,039
Sign language translators/interpreters Available
5. INDIA Scenario: Prevalence of ear diseases that are a potential cause of
(All figures are in % of general population affected by the given entity)
Impacted Cerumen 18.7%
Chr. NSOM 3.8%
Post traumatic perforation 0.6%
Other causes of SNHL 7.0%
6. INDIA Scenario: Capacity and Services
• 170 medical colleges with attached teaching hospitals offer degree and
diploma in ENT.
• Only about 25-30 centres are equipped with temporal bone dissection
• Annual output of ENT specialists: 400
• There are 16 schools for Audiology, the most prominent being the All-India
Institute for Speech and Hearing (AIISH) in Mysore.
• There are 22,974 PHCs but none of them is devoted to ear and hearing
• Services available at PHCs include ear examination with otoscope, and
referral to higher centre.
• Diseases treated at the primary-level centre
• The district hospitals (600) act as second-level or mid-level facilities for ear
and hearing care.
• There are around 350 government-run hospitals in the whole country that
provide tertiary facilities. Of these 120 have the availability of diagnostic
facilities for early diagnosis and rehabilitation. There are a significant
number of private centres offering this facility but most of them are
concentrated in the big cities and are not accessible in the interiors.
• Average cost of ear surgery (in US$)
Type I Tympanoplasty 250-300
Grommet insertion 125-150
Modified radical mastoidectomy (MRM) 400-600
Radical Mastoidectomy 400-600
• In India, there are 4 manufacturers of hearing aids and almost 400 centres
fitting them, and around 30 centres running cochlear implant programme.
• Numerous courses for upgradation of knowledge and skills are held. Many
training sessions for updating knowledge in audiology, temporal bone
dissection and micro-ear surgery are held.
• A school health programme was started with the aim of early detection and
prevention of various common diseases. However, these programmes do not
focus on ear and hearing care in most of the regions.
• Awareness programmes relating to ear and hearing, noise etc. are organized
from time to time at the community level.
7. NGOs working for awareness and rehabilitation of hearing impaired
Hearing International – India
Mahavir Viklang Institute, Mumbai
All India Federation of Deaf, Delhi
Delhi Association for Deaf, Delhi
Delhi Association for Deaf Women, Delhi
Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra, Kolkata
Bal Vidyalaya, Chennai
Little Flower Convent, Chennai
Shruti School, Mumbai
THE WAY AHEAD: PROPOSALS IN 12TH FIVE YEAR PLAN
• In the 12 F.Y.P. it is proposed to implement the programme in entire country
in a phased manner, however high focus districts would be included on
priority basis, with the proposed strategy as under:
a) Prevention through behaviour change communication (BCC)
b) Capacity building (human resource and equipment) at different
level of Health care delivery system for early identification,
management and rehabilitation.
c) Monitoring and evaluation
c) Monitoring and Supervision
• One of the lacunae of the programme during its implementation in the 11th
Five year plan has been the lack of a suitable mechanism for implementation
and monitoring of the programme at all levels.
• In order to overcome this shortcoming, there is a strong need for creation of
suitably empowered Programme implementation Committees with
monitoring cells at the various levels within the health care delivery system.
• Actions proposed include
1. Strengthening Monitoring & Supervision - Creating Monitoring Cell at
Central, State and District level.
a) Monitoring Cell at Central level
Programme Assistants (2)
Data Entry Operator (1)
b) Monitoring Cell at State level
Programme Assistant (1)
Data Entry Operator (1)
c) Monitoring Cell at District level
Data Entry Operator (1)
2. Advisory Committee:
• Advisory committee will be constituted at central , state and district level to
advise, review and monitor the Program Implementation.
• The committee will consist of subject experts, programme officers,
Public Private Partnership
• Public Private Partnership model will be adopted for early identification and
management of Hearing impaired children at the district level involving
private ENT specialist wherever ENT specialists are not present in the
Research & Evaluation
• Operation Research will be conducted with respect to different aspects of
programme and its components to assess its suitability in different areas.
• The recommendations of these will be integrated in the programme
strategies for further implementation of the programme.
• The programme will also be evaluated at the end of 3rd and 5th year about
TAKE HOME MESSAGE