DAILY, WEEKLY AND MONTHLY HEALTH ACTIVITIES
Since we have very young babies in the center, extra attention is given to them.On a daily basis, our nurses take the temperatures of these children aged 1 day old to 5 years old. This enables us to know the health of each child as they wake up in the morning and in case of any emergency, the situation can be rescued much earlier. The nurses also check on their chests to make sure that there breathing is normal. The weight of the children is taken monthly and recorded in their clinic books. The chart is then monitored closely by the nurse and in case of any drop in weight then the child is given special attention and care. The children are also given vitamin tablets after every 6 months to help in the vitamins supplement and they are dewormed after every 3 months. This is all done under the supervision of the nurse. The young babies are also taken to the clinics to get their immunizations done. Usually, they are taken by the caregivers accompanied by the nurse. The immunizations are also recorded in the clinic books. As the babies are taken to the clinics the caregivers are given training on nutrition and the kind of foods they are to be given. The everyday meal of these children is therefore monitored. Currently, we do not have children who are on special foods or diet.
Every week a doctor comes to Ntimi boys rescue center and Ntimi babies and girls center twice (on Tuesday and Thursday), to check on the health of the children and also to check for any special case that needs much attention. At the end of it all a report is written by the nurse to indicate the findings of the month. As much as we take care of medical conditions that arise, we try to ensure that these babies with low immunity do not become sick hence we raise our standards of cleanliness. We ensure that each child maintains hygiene and so for the much older children they usually disinfect their bedding and clothes with dettol and antiseptic. The care givers to the young ones also use antiseptic to clean the rooms and clothes that the children use. The toilets are cleaned regularly with disinfectant soap. The cost of having to budget for all these materials is quite expensive and we cannot close our gates because we are financially crippled instead we open our hearts with an open heart to these children.