As per the guidelines of National Health Mission (NHM), the funding pattern between the Centre and State under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) is 60:40 for all states except for the North Eastern and Himalayan States where the ratio is 90:10. In case of Union Territories, Central funding is 100 % for all UTs except the UTs with legislature (i.e. Delhi and Puducherry), where this ratio is 60:40.
The following activities are undertaken under NPPCD :
Trained staff is provided at district level for early detection and management of deafness.
Funds for IEC (Information Education and Communication) activities for awareness regarding deafness are allocated @ Rs.20.00 lakh per State/UT and @Rs.2.00 lakh per implementing district.
Sensitization training is given to Health providers including ENT Surgeons, Obstreticians, Pediatricians, Medical Officers, Paramedical staff and Teachers as well as parents.
Screening camps are organised in collaboration with RBSK (Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram)for screening of general population in respect of Ear problems, hearing impairment and deafness.
Ear-care services are provided under this programme free of cost to the general public in implementing districts of all States and UTs.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.