The Gujarat Goverment starts a health check-up campaign for school children across the state, under the Shala Arogya-National Child Health Program (SHRBSK). This campaign commenced on June 12, 2023, the first day of the 20th Shala Praveshotsav, and will go on for the next 30 days. The government aims to examine more than 1 crore school children in this time.
The state government provides free health check-ups, diagnosing various ailments such as anemia, malnutrition, skin diseases, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other illnesses.
992 mobile health teams will conduct health check-ups of the students studying in state. Children diagnosed with ailments during the campaign will receive free treatment at government health institutions, including Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, District hospitals, medical college hospitals, and super specialty hospitals.
The state government has decided to issue a ‘Digital Health Card’ for Monitoring Students’ Nutrition Level and Cognitive Development. This “Digital Health Card” will provide insights into various health parameters like height, anemia levels, nutrition status, etc.
Gujarat is the first and only state in the country to implement digital health cards. the nodal teacher and community health officer will collaborate to facilitate Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA ID) work for all students during the campaign.
The Gujarat government is also integrating health and academic reports. Health check-ups of school children will be done every three months from this year and the final health report will be mentioned in the mark sheets/report cards of the students.