Organization of developmental-screening camp for school children

A developmental screening camp for school children was conducted by Naval Hospital Ship Kalyani and Eastern Command at Visakhapatnam.

Recently, a developmental screening camp for school children has been organized by Indian Naval Hospital Ship Kalyani and Headquarters Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam.

About Developmental-Screening Camp

  • This screening camp was organized to identify children of domestic helps in the age group of 3 to 6 years who have developmental deficiencies and overall development and well-being.
  • Indian Naval Hospital Ship Kalyani and ENC are committed to the all-round development and care of children from marginalized backgrounds.

Indian Navy Hospital Ship INS Kalyani

  • This is a very important and powerful ship. It is one of the largest hospital ships in the world.
  • INS Kalyani was commissioned in 1978. It was an old oil tanker converted as a hospital ship.
  • Its total length is 238 meters and its weight is approximately 28,000 tonnes.
  • It has 8 operation theaters, 19 wards, X-ray machines, pathology lab and lots of other modern medical facilities.
  • It has a capacity of 285 beds and can care for thousands of injured/sick.
  • During emergency situations, this vessel can rapidly reach coastal locations and provide medical assistance.
  • It is an important source of mobile medical facilities for the Indian Navy.

About Eastern Naval Command (ENC)

  • Established: 1 March 1968
  • It is one of the three naval commands of the Indian Navy.
  • Headquarters: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • The main function of ENC is to protect India’s maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
  • It controls the Bay of Bengal and large parts of the Indian Ocean. Its area of responsibility includes the eastern seaboard, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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