Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said two new schemes will be launched on Republic Day to improve the health of all school-going children in the state.
While ‘Indira Bal Swasthya Yojana (IBSY)’ will aim at providing preventive and curative healthcare to all children from the day of birth up to the age of 18, ‘Nehru Drishti Yojana (NDY)’ will seek to control blindness.
Hooda said IBSY will focus on timely detection and treatment of disease and disability in children. It will be implemented in four phases and cover over 40 lakh children.
14 lakh primary school students will be covered in the first phase of the scheme to be launched from Jhajjar. The scheme will be simultaneously implemented all over the state.
He said school teachers and Anganwadi workers would be trained to screen all children for any nutritional deficiency or disease and health cards would be given to all children.
Regular health check-up camps would be held in schools by paramedical or medical staff and children having problems will be referred to Primary Health Centres.
Children with cancer, chronic heart disease, disability and cleft lip or palate would be treated at the district hospitals by specialists and if required, they would be referred to PGI Chandigarh, PGIMS, Rohtak or AIIMS, Delhi.
For children belonging to BPL families, the treatment will be free in government hospitals.
Hooda said under NDY, to be launched from Faridabad, the state requires about 3,200 corneas for which 20 eye collection centres are being set up.