Diseases & National Health Programme
For prevention of Neonatal tetanus, all of the following are effective except:
|A||Give 2 doses of IT to pregnant women|
|B||Immunize all woman of reproductive age group with 2 doses of TT|
|C||Practice 5 cleans|
|D||Give penicillin to all newborns|
(Ref: Park 22nd edition; Pg: 283)
"In Area where incidence of neonatal tetanus is high, the primary 2 doses course can be extended to all women of reproductive age, particularly if the percent coverage of antenatal case is low"
Strategy for neonatal tetanus elimination.
a. Increase and sustain high coverage levels with two doses or in booster dose of IT in pregnant woman.
b. Increase proportion of deliveries by trained personnel; intensify dais training.
c. Supply disposable delivery kits to ensure clean practices for domiciliary deliveries.
d. Implement essential new born care, including cord care, to reduce risks of neonatal tetanus.
e. Strengthen surveillance system and undertake follow up action in areas from where cases are reported.
f. Continue IEC activities to promote clean deliveries.
Now , 7 Cleans:-
a. Clean surface for delivery
b. Clean hands of the attendant
c. Clean blade for cutting the cord
d. Clean cord tie
e. No applicants on the cut stump of the cord (clean cord)
a. Clean Water
b. Clean Towel