New Delhi: All school children in India, above class V, will be screened for diseases once a year.
Union Health Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has announced smart cards for health for school children as a part of a new National school health programme.
The health cards will contain the health information and children will be screened by doctors, either from public or private hospitals for free-check up of blindness, deafness, diabetes, dental and cardio vascular health, vitamin deficiencies and anemia. If found any suffering, they will be immeidtely referred for further treatment.
Officials from health ministry and HRD have already held talks with next one scheduled for mid-December.