According to the public relations of Ashkzar Welfare, Dr. Sabbaghzadegan, Deputy of Cultural Affairs and Prevention of the Welfare Organization of the province, together with Ms. Mohammadi, an expert in charge of the injuries office of the Welfare Organization of the province, visited the social health bases of the city and institutions under the supervision of the organization.
At the beginning of the visit, the head of Ashkzar Welfare Department welcomed the participants and said: "With the efforts of the city's colleagues in the field of prevention last year, a national plan to prevent lazy eye, a newborn hearing screening plan and a plan to prevent disabilities caused by genetic disorders." It was done well. He further added: a permanent vision assessment base is active as a base for the implementation of the lazy eye prevention plan and 2 social service bases in the city.
In addition, the Deputy Minister of Welfare Prevention of Yazd Province, while being devoted and not tired, to the experts in this field in the city; He reminded of the prevention of disabilities and social harms and said: "Behzisti has been able to prevent deafness and blindness of children by implementing hearing screening programs for infants at birth and vision of children under 6 years old."
Dr. Naser Sabbaghzadegan said: in the hearing screening of children in 1998, 20,528 infants were evaluated for hearing and 42 infants with hearing loss were definitively diagnosed.
He added: "The identified infants are referred for cochlear implantation and it is necessary to establish cochlear implant surgery and speech therapy services in the province with the cooperation of the treatment department so that families do not need to go to other provinces for treatment."
He stated that Behzisti has prevented the visual impairment of 320 children in adolescence and youth by implementing the Lazy Eye Plan in 1998; He said that in 1998, 53500 children aged 3-6 years were screened for vision and 4000 children were referred to specialized levels, of which 2500 children were diagnosed with various visual disorders and 320 amblyopic children were identified and treated.