Under the central government scheme ‘Rahtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram’, RBSK, more than 3 lakh students belonging to districts of Jalandhar would undergo health check ups. It was also said that, during the soon to be launched programme, students suffering from Thalassemia and other problems regarding Heart would be referred to PGI and to other private as well as government hospitals of the state.
According to Kamal Kishore Yadav, Jalandhar District Magistrate, three lakh and twelve thousand students would undergo check ups under this RBSK scheme. The programme would also cover students belonging to Anganwadi, government schools plus other aided schools. Mr Yadav also said that students till 18 years of age would enjoy the benefits of this scheme.
District Magistate, Kamal kishore said that, 117086 students of 1563 Anganwadi centres, 94527 students of 440 middle schools, high and higher secondary schools would be brought under the scheme. He further added that, 73460 students belonging to 991 primary schools and 22590 students of 52 government aided schools would also be covered. Mr Kamal Kishore spoke about the newly formed ‘Health mobile Team’ that was formed to check overall health of children and prepare a report on the kind of treatment the students would need.
Mr Kamal Kishore Yadav further added that, special attention would be given for birth related health problems such as deficiency diseases, delayed growth and other disability based problems plus heart related problems.