Mangalore, July 08: Addressing the meet held at DCs office on July 08, Monday Prakash, DC said in his speech that Karnataka Government’s most ambitious project of providing health check-ups to the children of first standard to 10th standard studying in all the government schools has been succeeded in providing the facilities to 3 lac students last year through Suvarna Aarogya Chaithanya programme and remaining 20 thousand students have not availed the benefit of this scheme, he said.
Therefore during 2013-2014 academic year, N Prakash, DC has instructed all the health and education department officials to ensure 100% achievement through students health check-ups.
Dr Rukmini, district RCH official said in her address that Suvarna Aarogya Chaithanya project is totally free service and after thorough examination of the children, for further treatment, if required, they will be referred to city’s High-tech hospitals.
Dr O R Shreerangappa, district health and family welfare, commissioner said in his speech that implementation of Suvarna Aarogya Chaithanya project has already been increased in all the taluks and two doctors and nurses have been appointed.
He also directed all the concerned officials to instruct all the government school staff to arrange for the students health check-ups and ensure that all the details of Suvarna Aarogya card given to the children, be mentioned.
DC has instructed the teaching staff to ensure that iron rich tablets should be provided through schools to girl students aged between 10-17 years for the improvement of blood in their body.
Dayanand, district commissioner and district and taluk level officials were present in the meet.