Suvarna Arogya Chaithanya scheme from Aug 1

Free treatment will be given to those children having ailments

Suvarna Arogya Chaithanya scheme from Aug 1

About 85,000 children between the age group of 6 and 14 will be covered under the project. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Akshara Dasoha Nodal Officer P S Macchado said “children from I to X standards from aided, unaided and government schools will be checked by a team of doctors and health officials.”

“Those children who are suffering from ailments will be admitted. Yellow card will be issued to those children who are suffering from ailments related to heart, ear and eyes. Treatment will be given to such children by the expert doctors later.

Free treatment will be given to the children at District Hospital. Treatment will also be given to the children in those hospitals which were covered under Yashaswini scheme. The state government will bear the cost of the treatmxzent,” he added.

Suvarna Arogya Chaithanya scheme was started in 2006-07 to provide health check-up for the children between the age group of 6 and 14. The doctors will visit various schools for one month and diagnose the children. The scheme aims at protecting the health of the children.  The health department will provide medicines for the children in case of necessity, he clarified. 

Macchado said under Akshara Dasoha programme, children studying in the aided and government schools are given iron tablets. About 62,000 tablets will be distributed.
Children are asked to consume iron tablets on alternative days. Vitamin A tablet will also given to the students twice in a year, he added.

Quality food

He said quality food is being supplied to the children under mid-day meal scheme. The government had supplied quality dal this year for the mid-day meal. Moreover, iodised salt is being used while preparing the food.

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