Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Bindal said that the Mukhya Mantri Vidyarthi Swasthaya Karyakram (MMVSK) launched by the State Government had yielded positive results and a target has been fixed to examine 15045 school going students by 30th June this year. He was speaking on the occasion of review meeting of the Health Department here today.

Various schemes as Atal Swasthya Sewa, Matri Swasthya Yojna, Beti Hai Anmol, Swasthya Bima Yojna, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Aushad Sewa Yojna were discussed in length in the meeting, he said. The Minister expressed satisfaction over the work done by the department to benefit the common man.

He said that Mukhya Mantri Vidyarthi Swasthaya Karyakram had emerged as a role model and was being followed by other States. He said that 2244 cluster camps were set up in schools from July 2011 to June, 2012 under this scheme where 6,20,324 students were medically examined and out of which 75,562 students were directed to get themselves treated in PHCs and other hospitals. The team comprising of as many as three doctors and para-medical staff conducted check-ups of the students.

Minister said that target had been fixed to set up 2703 medical camps this year which would cover as many as 10 lakh school students. He directed the officers of the Department to achieve the targets given in time bound manner. He said that medical reports revealed that maximum children suffered from dental diseases and were also found anaemic. Besides, 803 children were having heart problems and the department had decided to conduct Complete Health Check-ups through specialists of such students free of cost. Director Health D.S. Chandel, MD National Rural Health Mission, Rakesh Kanwar and other officers of the department were present in the meeting.

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