Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya to cover 90,000 students

Rural children should not be deprived of education due to ill-health

Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya  to cover 90,000 students

 Speaking after inaugurating the ‘Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya month’ programme organised jointly by the Zilla Panchayat, Department of Public Instructions and Health and Family Welfare Department at the St Joseph School Auditorium here on Saturday, he said that officials and people’s representatives must strive to find solutions to the problems faced by tribals who live in rural areas and forests. “Doctors are not willing to work in Public Health Centres of rural areas. This problem should be solved immediately,” he urged.

Deputy Commissioner Ashwathanarayana Gowda said that the government is implementing the Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya programme to make all students healthy mentally and physically. “Free follow-up treatment will be given to children, if it was found necessary in the check up camps. Similarly, students will also be sent to hospitals in cities, where ‘Yashasvini scheme’ benefit is available, if further treatment was required,” he added.

All students should undergo the medical check up. It is the responsibility of teachers and parents to bring all students for medical check up, he said.

Delivering the presidential address, Zilla Panchayat Education and Health Standing Committee president Manu Muthappa said that more than 90,000 students will be availing benefits under the Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya scheme in the district. “The main objective of the scheme is that poor children should not be deprived of their education due to ill health,” he added.

Muthappa said that the district spends Rs 4.35 crore for the implementation of mid-day meal scheme.

Similarly, all other government schemes are being implemented in the district properly, he added.

Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Mirza Akhbarulla, Taluk Panchayat president Subhashini, Department of Public Instructions Deputy Director Mohammed M Basheer, Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Shivaram Nayak and St Joseph School headmistress Sicily were present.

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