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Palmakula MPP School health program 2018

The school health program was conducted at Palmakula MPP School during 29th November to 1st December, 2018 between 2pm to 5pm.

As per the curriculum, department of community medicine organized second part of the school health program a diagnostic medical camp with special focus on nutritional assessment was organized. Anthropometry and clinical assessment by screening them was undertaken.
Our students were trained about anthropometric measurements such as height, weight and Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) and clinical examination to assess the nutritional status.
44 students were screened, on 29th November and on 30th November, 53 students were screened and on 1st December, 40 students were screened.
Total beneficiaries were 136 students of 1st to 5th standard.
Based on the screening findings, parents and teacher will be contacted for further intervention at the hospital.
Further care and medicines will be provided at Hospital in the presence of parents.

Names of the Final year BHMS students:

  On 29th November


On 30th November


On 1st December


Sl No Name (Batch C) Name (Batch D) Name (Batch E)
1 Harishma Purvanthi Vinisha Priyanka
2 J.Sanghavi Vijaykanth Pola Sravani
3 K.Devika Arun Fighter Narala Sahithya
4 K.Rishitha Akhila Sai Teja Chouti
5 K.Supriya Arunimaa Sama Sahithya
6 K.Mounika Arnica Harika
7 K.Saikiran Neha Sai Teja.S
8 K.Saritha Hinduja S.Vineetha
9 K.Sushmitha Rasagna S.Sri Mahi
10 K.Kavya Raghava Datta S.Deepthi
11 K.Pragnya Snehitha Haseena
12 K.Sugnan Kiran Mai Asma Bee
13 K.Mounika P.Dharini Subhaana
14 K.Harini P.Sai Sindhuja Sneha Patil
15 K.Thirumala P.Akshaya Sai Shivani S



Age Group Male students Female students Total
6 years 13 15 28
7 years 9 8 17
8 years 15 14 29
9 years 14 11 25
10 years 5 20 26
11 years 5 3 8
12 years 1 1 2

Table 1: Age group of children

Nutritional screening:

Weight for age calculated using following formula; for referenced weight, chart recommended by Indian Association of Paediatricians was used:

Girls-Weight for age Boys-Weight for age
Category Number % Category Number %
Below 60 6 8.22 Below 60 0 0.00
60-74 29 39.73 60-74 27 42.86
75-89 27 36.99 75-89 29 46.03
90-110 8 10.96 90-110 6 9.52
above 110 3 4.11 above 110 1 1.59

                                Table 2: Weight for age analysis

BMI for Age Percentiles – Girls
BMI Percentile Number %
5th Percentile- Underweight 45 63
5th to 85th- Normal weight 27 37
85th to 95th- Overweight 0 0
95th and above

Table 3: BMI for age- Girls


BMI for Age Percentiles – Boys
BMI percentile Number %
5th Percentile- Underweight 46 72
5th to 85th- Normal weight 16 25
85th to 95th- Overweight 0 0
95th and above 2 3

Table 4: BMI for age- Boys

*cause and the preventable nature should be explored.



Findings are similar to any other group of children.

Out of 72 girls and 62 boys screened (n=136), more than half of girls and boys were found to be undernourished (girls-45 and boys-46 in number).

27 girls and 16 boys were of normal nourishment, only 2 children fall into the category of overweight. No child was found to be obese.

After diagnostic screening, large number of the children found to have cold cough (URTI) owing to seasonality. Two are having night blindness, needing further evaluation. All ear complaints had otorrhoea, some with impacted wax, piece of paper artefact needing skilled institutional attention. All types of pains are included into myalgia category for the ease of analysis. Large numbers of them need ENT evaluation and treatment.

The teacher was informed regarding further intervention at the hospital and the need of parental presence also was explained.



Dr Sudhamathi.S.M.

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