Student Health Card scheme launched for school children in J&K
The Student Health Card scheme was launched in Jammu and Kashmir by Lt. Governor GC Murmu on March 5, 2020. The scheme will ensure regular medical check-ups of school-going children.
Under the health scheme, the Governor announced the launch of a midday meal for the poor and needy school-going children to prevent malnutrition.
The Student Health Card scheme was launched during a programme, organized by the Directorate of Mid Day Meal, School Education Department in joint coordination with the National Health Mission at Teacher’s Bhavan in Jammu.
Student Health Card scheme: Objective
The Student Health Card scheme aims to ensure good health of school-going children, as health is a significant part of imparting quality education. The scheme also aims to make the parents of the school-going children aware of its benefits.
Student Health Card scheme: Benefits
Under the Student Health card scheme, regular health checkup facilities will be set up at the school level, which will ensure regular health checkups of school-going children. This would help keep a check on the issue of malnutrition among school-going children.