The Jammu and Kashmir government is conducting health checkups of the students studying in the government schools across the Valley and winter zone areas, the officials familiar with the development said on March 1, 2021.
According to the officials, the National Health Mission has launched the health checkup exercise on March 01, 2021, in cooperation with Mid-Day Meal Mission Directorate. Earlier, the students were given ‘Student Health Cards.’
BK Singh, the Administrative Secretary of the School Education Department, admired the Mission Directorate of Mid-Day Meal for this initiative.
As a part of Rashtriya Bal Swashthya Karyakram, as many as 12.07 lakh health cards have been distributed among students in the schools affiliated with National Health Mission. All schools will ensure proper and maintained health records of students in their records, he said.
These records will include many key details like immunization record, their biannual examinations record, deficiency disease, and development delay records, he added.
Arun Manhas, the Director of Mid-Day meal, said the authorities started this exercise soon after reopening schools post COVID-19 induced lockdowns and restrictions across the state.