The health card has been issued to 12 lakh students of various government schools in Jammu and Kashmir.
The health card will have the information of the students on the basis of their age. It will have their medical history including weight, their diseases, if any, and treatment of those diseases.
The initiative was launched by former Lieutenant Governor of J&K Girish Chandra Murmu on March 5. The cards have been issued under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
This was disclosed by the Project Director, J&K Samagra Shiksha and Mid-Day Meal (MDM), J&K, Arun Manhas, who described the task as “onerous”.
There are at least 23,747 government schools in Jammu and Kashmir — 12,252 in the Kashmir division and 11,495 in the Jammu province.
According the officials, the student health cards were distributed to all government schools for maintaining a proper health record of all enrolled students and would contain information about the immunisation record of a child, bi-annual examination of a child — head to toe for 4Ds to find out defects at birth, deficiency, diseases and developmental delays.
Under the RBSK, it is mandatory to have medical check-up of students at least once in a year, but under this new student health card, the medical check-up of the students would be done twice in a year.
For the purpose, a calendar would be finalised to fix the time for medical check-ups in collaboration with the NHM.