SRUTHITHARAGAM


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Short Description

The objective of this project is to provide cochlear implant to children selected by Regional and State level technical committees for cochlear implantation and to provide financial support

Objective

The objective of this project is to provide cochlear implant to children selected by Regional and State level technical committees for cochlear implantation and to provide financial support

Scheme Details

Sruthitharangam (Cochlear Implantation Scheme) envisioned to provide free cochlear implantation

surgery for the children in the age group of 0-5 years, who are hearing impaired. The early identification and intervention procedures initiated within six months of age should be the golden standard for the holistic development of a child with hearing loss. Cochlear Implant is a proven option for the treatment of profound hearing loss. The children from poor families whose annual family income is below Rs. 2 lakh is eligible to get the benefit of this scheme. This scheme is implemented through Government as well as selected empaneled private hospitals in this field.

The objective of this project is to provide cochlear implant to children selected by Regional and State level technical committees for cochlear implantation and to provide financial support for auditory verbal habilitation (AVH) to operated children through empaneled hospital/ centers.

Short Description

The objective of this project is to provide cochlear implant to children selected by Regional and State level technical committees for cochlear implantation and to provide financial support

Eligibility Criteria

  •  The child should be in the age group of 0-3 years. However, the Screening Committee would be empowered to make exceptions beyond 3 years and up to 5 years of age on a case to case basis; where the committee feels that a high possibility of success exists or if there are other compelling technical reasons warranting or making an exception.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should be below Rs. 2 Lakhs.

Other Details

ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION

Executive Director,
Kerala Social Security Mission,
Poojappura,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695012
Phone No – 0471 2341200

Scheme Implementing Agency

HOSPITALS COVERED UNDER THE SCHEME

  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Government Medical College, Kozhikode.
  • Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) Hospital, Kozhikode.
  • Dr. Manoj ENT Super Specialty Institute & Research Centre, Kozhikode.
  • Dr. Naushad ENT Hospital & Research Centre, Ernakulam.

How to Apply

Application form duly filled and necessary documents to be submitted directly to Executive Director, Kerala Social Security Mission.