Special Health Card Introduced For All Government School Students

Government School Health Card

Health is the primary focus of every individual and in order to live a healthy, fruitful life, a special health card has been allowed to every kid studying in a government school. Union Human Resource Development Ministry took the initiative of issuing special health cards to all children. 

The cards will hold medical information of the kid in accordance with his or her age, medical history of the child, the child’s height, weight, immunization records, biennial examinations, and even their diseases from birth or the current ones, issues and diseases concerning the child’s development along with its treatment and dosage of medication prescribed. All Government school students will be distributed with a health card. 

This health card has been issued for 12 lakh government school students in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. A discussion on this new health card and individual student health was held between Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’. 

The plan for this decision being, teachers being the primary guidance to children. Ministry hopes for an hour-long weekly session held every week and continued for 24 weeks, which will have cultural activities sharing important information. The process will be implemented to intermediate, secondary and higher secondary schools, and in other districts, the health card will be introduced from next year onward. 

Human Resource Development Ministry and Health Ministry along with the help from the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) have come up with modules and syllabus for Nodal Teachers, keeping in mind the Sustainable Development Goal – 3. The intention behind this whole propaganda is to help children live a healthy life and may even improve in their academic fronts. And be prepared for certain situations in the future. 

The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) came up with a 24-hour curriculum, that will have nodal teachers consulting with the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs. 

This curriculum consists of 11 topics that focus on subjects like, being healthy; gender equality; mental health and emotional strength; nutrition; health and cleanliness; interpersonal relationship values and responsible citizens; drug prevention and management misuse; promoting a healthy lifestyle; HIV prevention; reproductive health; health violence and wound protection; safe usage of internet and media and social media.

Sukanya Chakraborty

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