Among the under-privileged community, developmentally challenged children are the last to get proper medical service, because they are unable to express their needs and the family has very little hope of respite for the challenged one. More often than not, they are left to their lot and the problem goes from bad to worse. The scenario is most bleak among the rural community, where health care resources are limited. Developmental challenges in children are there in plenty, but go largely unattended.
Community programs have been taken up to reach the socio-economically deprived, under-served children. We now run a multi-disciplinary developmental clinic at Para, Purulia, catering to the whole district as well as adjoining Jharkhand, providing all the services the urban children get.